An Apprentice winner claimed the top prize and an investment from Lord Alan Sugar sold his business after seven years.
t is the first time one of the companies was established after the program was successfully dissolved.
Lord Sugar said 2014 winner Mark Wright, who came to the UK from Australia without a name, grew large oaks from just a few acorns.
Two partners have sold digital marketing agency Climb Online to the larger peer-to-peer xDNA for an alleged regional price of £10 million.
In the years since it was founded, Climb Online has grown to 130 employees and works with brands including TikTok, Emirates airways and Groupon.
Lord Sugar said Mr Wright built the company into success after winning a £250,000 partnership on the BBC programme.
He told the PA news agency: “A boy from Australia.
“He saw an advertisement on the BBC to join the Apprentice programme.
“Then he went on and won it. And he won a partnership with me of £250,000. And from the acorns, great oaks grew.
“And this young man with no money is now returning to Australia with millions of dollars.”
Mr. Wright said the popularity of being on the show helped open doors when he founded the company.
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“Before I got on the show, if I called a carpet shop in South London, they wouldn’t give me the time of day,” he said.
“As soon as I win that program, I can have a meeting in the boardroom at the Emirates.
“That brand is incredibly powerful.”
But he said focusing on keeping the business’ language simple was key to its success.
He added: “What really makes my company stand out… is the fact that we drive results and we keep the language simple.
“Instead of talking about click-through rates and cost-per-click and digital marketing keynotes, business owners want a clear example of ‘How much do I have to spend and how much are you going to get me back? ? “”
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