Novelty Gift company owner and The Apprentice UK series 12 candidate Courtney Wood has an estimated net worth in the thousands.
Wood from Essex designs and creates novelty gifts which he supplies to national and international retailers. His company is called Bubblegum Stuff.
How did Wood make his money?
Wood founded Bubblegum Stuff in 2012, at the age of 25. Working as a creative design company, they increased in growth, selling their products all over the world into 17 different countries.
He attended Brunel University, where he achieved a first Class Hons Industrial Design degree. He then gained experience in the gift industry as an apprentice at a London based novelty gift company.
Wood worked in the gift industry as a designer for 3 years before deciding to invest into in setting up his Bubblegum Stuff. Now with design studios in Hong Kong and Essex, he has established manufacturing links across China.
Alongside designing Bubblegum Stuff products, Wood and his team travel the world to find exciting new brands to launch into the UK market.
Under the Bubblegum Stuff umbrella, the company also exclusively distribute and represent six international brands in the UK (Bubblegum Stuff).
Wood appears on the BBC One 12th series of The Apprentice UK, front lined by Lord Sugar.
The Apprentice is a British reality game show in which a group of aspiring businesswomen and men compete for the chance to win a £250,000 investment from British business magnate, Alan Sugar, towards a business of the candidate’s creation, with Sugar as a 50% owner.