Sydenham High alumna Bianca is in Apprentice final five

Sydenham High alumna Bianca Miller is one step closer to her goal of becoming Lord Sugar’s business partner and winning a £250,000 investment deal, having reached the semi-final stage of this year’s Apprentice.
As one of the ‘Final Five’ Bianca, who runs her own successful personal branding business in South London, now faces the dreaded interviews in which her business plan will go under the microscope.
Taking on this next challenge, Bianca has already shown that she has SydSpirit on her side with a calm and careful game plan.  It’s not all been plain sailing – a mistake with sales on the board game task got her into hot water – but she is one of the few candidates in this year’s process who has not been taken back into the boardroom on a task failure.
So what do Bianca’s teachers remember about her?  They remember her as an enthusiastic, highly motivated, can-do girl who was fun, pleasant and sensible.  School magazine entries from her time at senior school (2000-2007) show that she was artistic and sporty, as well as diligent in the classroom.  She took part in dance shows and a multicultural fashion show; won a local art competition; became a Sports Captain and was elected Head of House (Stanley) in the Sixth Form.  As taste of things to come, when she left the school with four A Levels she also won the School Prize for Business Studies before going on to study Business & Management at university.
Sydenham High Headteacher Kathryn Pullen said: “Bianca is a great entrepreneurial role model for our current students and we’re delighted to see her continuing to succeed in this tough process. Along with academic excellence, we teach girls our own three Rs – resourcefulness, reliability and resilience – and Bianca has shown all these qualities during the competition. She deserves to go all the way to the final.”
The Apprentice final and You’re Hired will be broadcast from 9pm on Sunday 21 December on BBC One.
Photos show:  Businesswoman Bianca as she is now; Bianca (far right) with her classmates and teacher Mrs Cooper attending an IT event; taking part in a multicultural fashion show in 2004