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  • Chris Bates
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  • Dan Harris
  • Jamie Lester
  • Joanna Riley
  • Joy Stefanicki
  • Laura Moore
  • Liz Locke
  • Melissa Cohen
  • Paloma Vivanco
  • Raleigh Addington
  • Sandeesh Samra
  • Shibby Robati
  • Stella English
  • Stuart Baggs
Dan Harris

Dan Harris

The budding entrepreneur was once an extra in the hit movie Saving Private Ryan

Age: 34
Career: Sales Director
Hometown: Oxfordshire

Once held a world record for mountain climbing

Episode One: Project Manager Dan is fired ...


Self-proclaimed entrepreneur Dan "put his balls on the line" to lead the all-male team Synergy in the sausage task, but alienated his colleagues with his aggressive attitude. Lord Sugar's aide Karren Brady remarked that his management style consisted of "standing around, shouting orders".

Dan led half of his team on an unsuccessful jaunt flogging bargain bangers door-to-door around the streets of Portobello Market, selling only £14 worth of produce himself.

In the boardroom, Dan was lambasted by Lord Sugar for his slouched posture and subsequently informed that his team had lost the task despite accruing a profit of £305.90. In response to criticisms from his team-mates, Dan stressed that they should all be grateful that he stepped forward to lead the team, as opposed to shirking such a role.

Dan chose Alex and Stuart to return to the boardroom with him to face Lord Sugar, but became the first candidate of the series to be fired. The ensuing cab journey saw him in a reflective mood, where he admitted that he was "not happy, but it's my responsibility".

Project Manager Dan was on the losing team Synergy. They took £593.33, spent £287.43 and made a £305.90 profit.

About Dan


Father-of-two Dan Harris is a former triathlon competitor and Ironman enthusiast enthusiast Dan has completed three marathons as well as climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, and once held the world record for the fastest ascent and descent of Mount Kenya

His first business idea came as a university student when he launched a nightclub promotions company and he later worked as a recruitment consultant before moving into the IT sector. Dan, who lives with his two children and fiancée, once played a German soldier as an extra in Steven Spielberg's movie Saving Private Ryan.

In business there's no place for shirkers and no place for passengers. I insist that people who work for me deliver

Dan Harris

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