We’ve been working with Tom Gearing this month, the wine entrepreneur and finalist of this year’s Apprentice, on behalf of our client localwineschool.com.
Fresh from narrowly missing out on a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar the 24-year-old wine investment advisor came under fire for lacking a professional qualification. Tom is now plugging the gap in his CV with some professional training from wine education specialists localwineschool.com which has wine schools across the UK.
As soon as the cameras stopped turning Tom decided to study for a professional qualification at West London Wine School, a franchise of localwineschool.com, and pictured here is Tom and Jimmy Smith the franchisee.
Tom, whose business Cult Wines invests in Fine Wine on behalf of private clients, said: “My CV had come under fire during the interview process. My father had worked in the wine industry and I grew up with lots of knowledge about France, but being on The Apprentice made me realise people are reassured by the professional qualifications.”
Localwineschool.com is the UK’s only network of independent wine schools offering public wine tastings, corporate entertainment and professional Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications – a ‘must have’ for anybody wanting to progress in the wine trade, and Tom also wants to enrol all his key staff on a professional WSET wine course with the company too.
Chris Powell, founder of localwineschool.com, said: “It’s been a pleasure to help a well recognised face like Tom learn more about wine and we wish him every success in his new venture.”
We’re busy ensuring Chris and Tom enjoy their taste of fame this week so look out for the story.
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