FORMER Apprentice star Neil Clough has been hired by a firm after being spotted on the hit TV show.

The former Woolston High School pupil is non-executive sales director at My Travel Pal, set up by husband and wife team David and Nicola Palmer.

When Nicola saw Neil on the last series of the Apprentice she contacted him to ask if he could help with their sales strategy.

Dave said: “Nicola watched the Apprentice and saw the skill Neil showed in sales. She got in touch with him and after the two of them had a chat about football he agreed to meet with us.

“We’re thrilled to have Neil on-board and his sales expertise will be a huge help in driving the business forward.”

The appointment closely follows the launch of Neil’s business NWC Consultancy which provides sales consultancy, sales training, coaching and mentoring.

Neil added: “My Travel Pal is a great family company with a great ethos. They are at the point where they have the potential to expand rapidly and I’m looking forward to helping the company grow.”