Introducing London born THE APPRENTICE Candidate & UK’S Leading Entrepreneur and Political Public Speaker Elliot Van Emden
London born Entrepreneur, Elliot Van Emden was on BBC1’s The Apprentice in 2017, in the hope to partner with billionaire business mogul Lord Alan Sugar, who’s worth over £1.4bn. Since last year, Elliot has gone from strength to strength and has massively developed Parliament Street, a political think tank which prepares reports that influence the policy of the government.
Being a savvy businessman and always looking for the next break-through business deal, Elliot has been approached by many national radio stations to do the paper reviews, which covers political & business news and sporting events. He has also appeared on TV to discuss the political events of the day - ranging from Brexit to reporting from the rally when US President, Donald Trump visited the UK this year. This has positioned him as a leading forward-thinker and an expert in this field.
As a director of Parliament Street, he also works with Georgia Toffolo (Made In Chelsea star and winner of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here) in running events to help raise awareness of the importance of politics. His political & engaging skills have also led him to be a spokesperson at key political events, discussing young people in politics and where the country is heading in the future, especially surrounding the Brexit topic. Elliot was previously known as ‘Tory Boy’ from working in the Office of David Cameron before he became Prime Minister- which allowed him to work in the Houses of Parliament and Conservative Central office. Elliot was also a finalist for BBC’s Question Time Young Panellist of The Year.
Elliot is also developing an online group tutoring platform to tackle education inequality in the UK, which will deliver tuition at the rate of £6-£7 per hour. Many parents cannot afford tuition for their children (the cost of tuition on average is £30-£40 per hour). One of the greatest tragedies in our society is that many children leave school without being able to read, write and do basic maths. Elliot’s business will massively reduce this and allow every child the opportunity for support in their education – irrelevant of wealth or background.
Elliot also owns a legal company specialising in landlord and tenant law. His firm offers a one stop shop to landlords who have difficulties with their tenants. His firm assists hundreds of landlords every year. Elliot attended University College School Hampstead where he studied History, Politics and Economics for A-Level and went on to study Politics at the University of Nottingham - where amongst other things was President of his Hall and a director of the company that ran all student union commercial activities. After graduating, he studied for a law degree before being called to the bar as a Barrister in 2011.
Politics and business are topics he is deeply passionate about and is keen to do more interviews around these subjects. He was also a candidate for Harrow Council elections in 2018 - on the road to becoming an MP.