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Claude M. Littner

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Local Address:  United Kingdom
Viglen Ltd
VHQ, 7 Handley Page Way, Old Parkbury Lane
St. Albans , Hertfordshire AL2 2DQ
United Kingdom

Company Description: Viglen have specialised in the manufacture, implementation and maintenance of educational IT for over 30 years and in this time have become the supplier of choice...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
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Who is Claude Littner? The Apprentice's new ..., 21 Oct 2015 [cached]
Who is Claude Littner? The Apprentice's new hard man
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Who is Claude Littner? The Apprentice's new hard man
Claude Littner
Claude Littner
Who is Claude Littner? The Apprentice's new hard man
Directors and Advisors - Blacks Leisure Group plc Annual Report and Accounts 2009, 11 Nov 2011 [cached]
Claude M. Littner, MBA
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
Claude (60) joined the Board in July 1999 and was appointed Non-Executive Deputy Chairman in August 2008. He was Chief Executive of Tottenham Hotspur plc from 1993 to 1998 and a Non-Executive Director until 2000. Prior to this he spent three years as Chairman and Chief Executive of Amstrad International. He is Executive Chairman of Powerleague Group plc and Aspire Oil Services Ltd and Non-Executive Director of Amstrad plc, Norton Way Motors Ltd and Myeloma UK.
Welcome to Powerleague corporate and investor website, 30 May 2009 [cached]
Directors | Claude Littner
Claude Littner
Claude joined the Group as Chairman in June 2001. He has had a successful career as a turnaround specialist. In the early 1990s he was Chairman and Chief Executive of Amstrad International, Amstrad Spain and Dancall Telecom. From 1993 to 1999 he was Chief Executive of Tottenham Hotspur plc and from 2004 to 2007 he was Chairman of ASCO plc. Claude was a non-executive director of Amstrad plc and is currently Chairman of Aspire Oil Services Ltd, deputy Chairman of Blacks Leisure Group plc and a Non-Executive director of the cancer charity Myeloma UK.
Claude is on ... [cached]
Claude is on Board
Chief Executive of Tottenham between 1993 and 1998, Claude Littner, was chosen as the new member of Lord Sugar's team. For those who may know Lord Sugar's history, between years 1993 and 1998, was the majority of time in which Lord Sugar was the owner and chairman of Tottenham Hotspur. This is only miniscule to the rest if his illustrious career.
The Sugar-Littner partnership began way back in 1990, as Claude started chairing several of Lord Sugar's companies. This included companies such as Amstrad International, Dancall Telecom and Amstrad Spain. It is evident that Lord Sugar and Claude Littner know each other very well.
Littner's track record doesn't stop there. He has also been the Deputy Chairman of Blacks Leisure plc and the Chairman of ASCO plc. In addition, Littner has been the Chairman as well as majority shareholder of Powerleague plc. His amazing business track record has been recognized by the 'University of West London Business School', who was named after him, now named 'The Claude Littner Business School'. Over the years, he has made contributions to the University, which was one of the reasons in which the University was named after him.
It is fair to say, a top dog has joined The Board. This year's apprentices could have a tough time trying to impress him. The apprentices will have to beware as this dog might have just as a fierce bark and bite than Lord Sugar has. Overall, Lord Sugar has made a SMART choice and Claude Littner should give the Lord even more help and guidance in choosing the right candidate to become Lord Sugar's business partner.
Corporate Governance Statement - Blacks Leisure Group plc Annual Report and Accounts 2009, 11 Nov 2011 [cached]
The composition of the three committees complied with the provisions of the Code until Mr Littner attained nine years' service on the Board in July 2008 and ceased to satisfy the Code's definition of independence. The Code's provision would preclude Mr Littner from being a member of any of the committees. Notwithstanding this position, the Board considers that Mr Littner's continuing membership of the committees and chairmanship of two of them is in the best interests of the Company given his experience and committee performance and the changes to the Board during the year.
Audit Committee
The current Audit Committee members are A.H. Mallett (Chairman), C.M. Littner and N.M. Samuel.
The current Remuneration Committee members are C.M. Littner (Chairman), A.H. Mallett and N.M. Samuel.
The current Nominations Committee members are C.M. Littner (Chairman), A.H. Mallett, N.M.
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