Linda built her career from humble beginnings to become one of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs. After leaving school at sixteen she sold fashion from a Leeds market stall, before launching her international fashion brand, Honeysuckle. Later becoming one of the first women to head a fashion company flotation on the London Stock Market.
Known as ‘The Queen of Mean’ for her no-nonsense interviews of BBC One The Apprentice’s final five candidates over 5 seasons. Linda continues her lifelong passion for business and entrepreneurship, recognised with several business awards, now running property development and interior design businesses. She launched her Business Mentoring course in Autumn 2020, helping to shape the next generation of business leaders. Linda is also on the FL National Awards & Summit judging panel.