A FORMER South Wilts Grammar School pupil has battled through to the final of the BBC’s Apprentice.

Jade Nash, 29, impressed Lord Sugar in the 11th week of the hit show, after coming up with the catchy title Sweet Thing for her team’s confectionary business in the team task on last week’s episode.

Although the confectionary failed to win the task, Miss Nash was saved in favour of market trader Adam, who was fired on Wednesday’s show.

Miss Nash, who works in direct marketing, is now one of the final four who will face the terrifying interview process conducted by Sugar’s trusted business experts on Sunday.

She is hotly tipped as a favourite by watchers as it is thought her business idea, which she hopes to sell to Sugar for a £250,000 investment if she wins, involves her knowledge of direct marketing, in which profession she has been named a UK top seller.

She nearly didn’t make it through to the final after being brought into the boardroom several times during the arduous 12-week process.

Possibly her best moment was selling more than £8,000 worth of the discount deal she won at the prestigious Sanctuary spa, effectively wiping out the opposing team’s efforts.

Miss Nash, who now lives in Bedfordshire, grew up helping at her parents’ caravan park on the north edge of Salisbury Plain.

She is a former 18-30 holiday rep and enjoys going to gym, hosting dinner parties and attending drag racing events.

Her father Allan owns The Bell Caravan & Camping Park near Devizes and her mother Lesley is a funeral celebrant, as well as helping to run the caravan park.

She said: “I was always the child at school who was taller than everyone, really loud, and I think I probably scared people because I was so confident. I’ve been like this since I was about six years old.”