|The Apprentice candidate|
|Nicholas de Lacy-Brown|
|Profession:||Barrister, Artist and Property Developer|
|Qualifications:||LLB Law degree from Kings College London, Bar exams|
|Claire Young||Week 12|
|Helene Speight||Week 12|
|Alex Wotherspoon||Week 12|
|Lucinda Ledgerwood||Week 11|
|Michael Sophocles||Week 10|
|Raef Bjayou||Week 9|
|Sara Dhada||Week 8|
|Jennifer Maguire||Week 7|
|Jenny Celerier||Week 7|
|Kevin Shaw||Week 6|
|Lindi Mngaza||Week 5|
|Simon Smith||Week 4|
|Ian Stringer||Week 3|
|Shazia Wahab||Week 2|
|Nicholas de Lacy-Brown||Week 1|
Nicholas de Lacy-Brown was a candidate on the fourth series of the UK edition of The Apprentice. He was fired in week one.
In his GCSEs he got straight As apart from French where he got a B, he said he has felt ashamed of this ever since. Lord Alan Sugar made reference to this when he fired Nicholas.
He added 'de Lacy' in homage to his grandmother who wanted the name to continue down the male side.
As his education continued he became more academic and joined the Kings College in London where he obtained his LLB Law degree. He achieved the highest First Class degree in his year and won two academic prizes. In his Masters Degree he won the prize for the best dissertation and came top of the year. He became a barrister, having a achieved an Outstanding on the Bar Course, and property developer, and took his hobby of art further when he became an artist and began exhibitions, the most recent of which in Mayfair was hugely successful.
Nicholas was the second youngest candidate, and this eventually lead to his downfall. Nicholas was on the boys' team Rennaisance, and the first task given was to sell fish. Alex Wotherspoon offered to be team leader, and when the task began Nicholas was put in charge of labelling items. He soon began to make mistakes, and complained that he had too much to do. Despite this, Alex did not change the way people were set out. When Nicholas went to look at the girls' team Alpha headed by Claire Young he saw the lobster prices were much higher on Alpha's team. Nicholas reported back to the annoyance of Alex and Raef Bjayou suggested they just get on with the task. In the end, the boys lost, and Alex brought both Nicholas and Raef back into the boardroom. Nicholas said he did not feel he could work with everyone on the team, and Lord Alan Sugar criticized this deeming him unable to work with people not as highly educated as him. Raef also noted a definite divide in the team. Alex blamed Nicholas for the pricing and in the end Sir Alan fired Nicholas, due to him being out of his depth.
After leaving The Apprentice he had a number of interviews and starred in the first episode of the third series of The Apprentice: You're Fired!, in this one of his artworks were featured. This piece was called "Nicholas in the Rennaisance" in reference to his team Rennaisance.
Nicholas was also reported saying that he could do better in business than Sir Alan, and believing that Sir Alan is surrounded by "artificial hype".
In May 2008, Nicholas was involved in an accident where he was injured by a brick wall which was hit by a car. The bricks fell on him, causing him serious and permanent damage to his leg. He was in hospital for over a month and will never walk properly again. This also caused him to be unavailable for filming of the final You're Fired! as well as the subsequent You're Hired! programmes.
Nicholas is due to start work at one of the most prestigious barristers' chambers in London in October 2008.