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Derry’s prayers for Leah to get hired 18.07.13

IRISH medic Leah Totton had more than just talent and tenacity on her side in her bid to win The Apprentice.
She also had the prayers of people in her home city of Derry.
Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken Good, today praised the 25 year old local girl's "courage and commitment" and said she was an inspiration to other young people in Northern Ireland.
"All of us from Leah's home city are delighted with her success. Her achievement will serve as an inspiration to all aspiring entrepreneurs," said Bishop Good.
"It also reminds us of an old maxim that is relevant beyond the world of business, that the best way to predict the future is to create it."
The Apprentice 2013 winner Leah Totton
The Apprentice 2013 winner attended Foyle and Londonderry College in Derry before going on to study medicine at the University of East Anglia. She beat off competition from cupcake queen Luisa Zissman to win Lord Alan Sugar's £250,000 investment in her business idea – a chain of anti-ageing cosmetic medicine clinics.
She was crowned winner of the ninth series after a gruelling competition that saw her quietly emerge as a serious contender as the weeks progressed.
Bishop Good said he hoped the Derry girl's success would spur on other young people to achieve their goals.
"This popular TV series has reminded us of the extent to which tenacity, courage and commitment are required to build any business.
"We are facing significant economic challenges and the need for an entrepreneurial spirit has never been greater," he added.
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