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Mr. Claude M. Littner

Chairman

Viglen Ltd

HQ Phone: +44 1727 201800

Email: c***@***.uk

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Viglen Ltd

VHQ, 7 Handley Page Way, Old Parkbury Lane

St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL2 2DQ

United Kingdom

Company Description

Viglen is an Accredited ICT service supplier and works hand-in-hand with many of the UK's leading seats of learning, including the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and Glamorgan. They have achieved sole and joint supplier framework agreements wi ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chairman

Enviroco Ltd

Affiliations

Board Member
Blacks Leisure Group

Members
Audit Committee

Member
Nominations Committee

Member
Sports Direct International PLC

Education

MBA

Web References (111 Total References)


Who is Claude Littner? The Apprentice's new ...

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Who is Claude Littner? The Apprentice's new hard man

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The BBC's ever-popular business start-up game show returned to television screens last week for its eleventh series, with Littner taking the place of Sugar's former aide Nick Hewer.
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Claude Littner is a British business executive and the current chairman of IT services company Viglen. A trained accountant, Littner developed a career as a turn-around specialist - someone who takes over failing companies and makes them profitable again.
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Apprentice fans will already be familiar with Littner, who has made regular appearances on the show since 2005. He is known for making candidates quiver during the final interview stage. His confrontational style has earned him a reputation as "the world's scariest interviewer".
Writing about Littner ahead of the new series, Digital Spy said: "Good luck, candidates. You're going to need it. Candidates shouldn't expect "a cuddly mentor", says Digital Spy, reminding them that Littner has said: "I don't tend to get emotional about anything."
What is he doing now?
Littner has moved on from his role as final interviewer to assessing the performance of candidates earlier in the process, individually and within their teams, as Nick Hewer once did.
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Littner is known for some searing put-downs of underperforming candidates. He has previously told wannabe business moguls that their plans are "ridiculous", "farcical" and "a bloody disgrace", and has told them that they are "a parasite" and "an arrogant fool".
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As the boys dust off their best school-level French, Littner is seen "tittering" in the background because "he's actually got a bit of secret... he's fluent in French", says the Radio Times. Therefore he knows exactly what is being said and whether or not it makes any sense.
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Littner may now be known as the interviewer from hell, ready to pounce on the slightest mistake or weakness, but it turns out he has also been on the receiving end of a bad interview, says the Radio Times. Littner told the magazine that he once had a terrible first interview with Lord Sugar.
During the meeting Sugar reportedly hardly spoke, stared out of the window and whistled, and finally said "bored" before getting up and leaving. Littner, however, got the job and the two are now friends.
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Who is Claude Littner? The Apprentice's new hard man
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Who is Claude Littner? The Apprentice's new hard man


The departures mean they both miss ...

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The departures mean they both miss out on next week's unnerving interview round, where Lord Sugar's advisors - including fearsom Claude Littner, the chairman of Viglen - grill each apprentice on their business plan.

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"It would be a very pressurised situation to sit there one on one with one of the interview panel, especially Claude."
She added: "I think it's easier to take if you get fired after the interviews because you know it's all on your own failings rather than picking up on not only your own, but other people's as well.


Sugar decided two fire two candidates ...

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Sugar decided two fire two candidates ahead of the gruelling interview round next week, where they will face one of his most fearsome advisors Claude Littner, the chairman of Viglen.

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"It would be a very pressurised situation to sit there one on one with one of the interview panel, especially Claude."


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Business Matters: Viewers favourite Claude Littner to replace Nick Hewer on The Apprentice

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Littner, who is known for his very direct approach in interviewing the candidates and speaking his mind in very frank ways is sure to shake a few things up when he replaces Sugar's long standing right hand man Hewer.
Littner will join Karren Brady to watch the hopeful candidates as they take part in the tasks, before reporting back to Lord Sugar about their successes - and, more likely, their failures.
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"If the candidates think I am soft and fluffy, they haven't been watching me on The Apprentice over the past decade," Littner said.
"I will now be assessing their performance in the process, individually and within their teams. I will be reporting to Lord Sugar to play my part in ensuring that his personal investment of £250,000 goes to the best candidate. I'm ready, and this won't be a walk in the park!"
I confirm Nick Hewer's replacement in next series of Apprentice is Claude Littner @claudelittner .Imagine how delighted the candidates are.
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Lord Sugar said of his new advisor: "I first worked with Claude in 1990 and trust his judgement completely.
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Littner has known Lord Sugar for 25 years, having served as a director of Amstrad plc, Amstrad International, Dancall, Viglen and Tottenham Hotspur. He currently chairs a number of the entrepreneurs companies.


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