Entrepreneur Lee McQueen is the Founding Director of Raw Talent Academy – his award-winning business recruiting the best trainee sales talent across the UK – and a BBC Apprentice Winner. Recently named as Oxfordshire Young Businessperson of the Year Lee has established himself as a respected expert on sales recruitment with his business bringing an innovative, digital competency lead approach to recruitment.
In 2008 Lee beat 20,000 candidates to be named as Lord Sugar’s Apprentice before working for the Entrepreneur for over two years. Lee played a key role as Development Director in helping Lord Sugar & Simon Sugar launch their digital signage business AMScreen.
Since launching Raw Talent five years ago Lee has guided the business to being recognised as a multi award-winning employer located in Watlington, Oxfordshire. Raw Talent partners with organisations across the UK, helping them to recruit and train the very best trainee sales talent available through the company’s unique Academy process. ‘Raw Talent’ himself, Lee has had successful careers in both Recruitment – pre and post The Apprentice – as well as Advertising.
Lee also works with educational organisations sharing his experiences as well as advice. He is a popular and charismatic speaker often compering or judging business awards ceremonies.