We're huge fans of BBC One's The Apprentice here at Designer Websites, and so we're obviously very excited for the start of show's twelfth series. Episode 1 airs tonight at 9pm - we can't wait to see who's a pretender and who's a contender this time around!

Speaking of contenders, did you know that we've worked with a couple of winning candidates over the past few years? As fans of the show will know, the winner of each series receives a £250,000 business investment from Lord Sugar, and we've designed and developed the websites for not one but two of the companies that have benefited from that cash injection - not to mention the guidance and wisdom of Britain's most successful self-made businessman.
Here's some more info about the websites we've created for Lord Sugar's business partners:
Recruitment company specialising in the science and technology sectors
Ricky Martin, with his biochemistry degree and years of experience in the recruitment industry, won the eighth series of The Apprentice in 2012. He used Lord Sugar's £250K investment to found Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), a recruitment company that caters exclusively to the science and technology industries.
We worked closely with Ricky and the HRS team to create www.hyperec.com, a modern and professional-looking recruitment website that allows jobseekers to browse hundreds of science jobs and submit applications online. It also makes it easy for employers in the scientific sector to list vacancies online and find talented individuals to work for them.
Elite clinics offering rejuvenation treatments, fat reduction, hair removal and more
Ricky Martin was obviously very happy with our work on the HRS website, because he recommended our services to his successor, Dr Leah Totton. Dr Totton - a physician from Northern Ireland - became the ninth BBC Apprentice winner in 2013 and used Lord Sugar's investment to open her own cosmetic skin clinic in London. The Dr Leah Clinic proved to be a great success, and a second branch opened in Essex earlier this year.
The Dr Leah Clinics website, www.drleah.co.uk, was designed and developed by the team here at Designer Websites. We collaborated closely with Dr Totton and her team, working hard to deliver a high-calibre web solution on time and on budget. The responsive website allows users to browse the many innovative cosmetic treatments available at Leah's clinics and book appointments online with ease.
If you're impressed by this brace of big projects and you'd like to discuss your own online requirements with the Designer Websites team, please give us a call on 01446 339050 or click here to request a quote.
Don't forget to tune in and catch The Apprentice on BBC One at 9 o'clock tonight!