LASEK Laser Eye Surgery Review by Simon Ambrose

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Aug 1, 2004

Profile: Highly competitive, proud and ambitious, Simon can speak six different languages and says he achieves his best work under pressure. He was made redundant from his last job as an investment banker, and has since tried his hand at a number of internet-based, entrepreneurial ideas.

He'll stop at nothing to get what he wants; he once booked a table for 10 at a top celebrity eatery by posing as a Manchester United football agent.

His first job was assisting in a discount jewellery shop where he was trained to differentiate between real and fake diamonds by judging their weight in carats - a skill he still has. At university Simon tried his hand at acting and even performed at the famous Cambridge Footlights. He enjoys yachting, karate and kite boarding.

He says: "I don't like to do things by half and needing only to wear one contact lens was quite problematic for me especially as I enjoy sports. As soon as I was of age to have laser eye treatment and my eyes stabilised I decided to have the treatment in 2002. It has been the best decision I have made and definitely gave me more confidence - which you saw on The Apprentice.

On winning The Apprentice: " My Dad bought me an Amstrad PC when I was six and I learned how to program it. I still have it. I deserve to be here and I guess my life has come full circle. Now I am working for Sir Alan - it's a dream come true."

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