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THE HERALD FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 2016


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Alana grew up in a small village just outside of Aberystwyth. At the age of 16, Alana became


a self-taught chocolatier and began to sell her produce to her teachers, friends and family. Soon, two local shops became


interested in the business and she began supplying her chocolates locally. Alana decided to leave school to pursue her dream soon after. Due to issues arising with her


chocolates, Alana expanded her business to include brownies and took them into the delicatessen she was working for, alongside the chocolates. Her brownies were


a hit and she soon became a regular cake supplier. Over the years,


Alana’s produce h a v e


d e v e l o p e d and she now provides six well-loved products that are s o l d i n del is


across the country. Alana also has a busy events


calendar, travelling the country to bring her delicious goods to a large number of food festivals and country shows. Following her appearance on


the 2016 series of The Apprentice, Alana has expanded her business further with the introduction of a website, blog and online shop. In recent months, however,


Alana has also gone under fire in the media following a number of offensive remarks that she made on Facebook. In the posts, Alana made a


number of racist comments about the travelling community, using the derogatory term ‘pikey’. Alana has now apologised for


her remarks. In a statement issued by the BBC’s The One Show, she said: “I am truly sorry if my comments have offended anyone. They were the words of a naive young girl from a number of years ago and I would never write such things now. “The thought that my words


could offend anyone has really upset me. Again, I am truly sorry.” If you want to follow Alana


on The Apprentice, tune in on Thursdays at 9pm on BBC1.


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