Nick Hewer

Lord Sugar's Aide & Countdown Host

The host of Countdown and Lord Alan Sugar’s right-hand man on The Apprentice, Nick Hewer has become a renowned television presenter and personality. Nick’s memorable facial expressions, fantastically dry humour and a lifetime’s business experience make him both a knowledgeable and witty television personality.

Hewer became involved with Alan Sugar when his PR firm was selected to represent Amstrad, Nick’s firm was responsible for all media handling of Sugar’s business and charitable activities. Nick played an integral to Alan Sugar’s empire for over 20 years, building an extensive client list including the ruler of Dubai, the late Sheikh Maktoum.

Nick sold his PR business and retired to his farmhouse in South West France. However, after being asked to help firm friend Sugar to help with the negotiation of the Apprentice with producers, the tables were turned when he was offered an on-screen role. At first, Nick was reluctant to accept the offer, however Lord Sugar persuaded him, Nick was later quoted saying “I fought hard against it, but he cajoled me – in a muscular sort of way.”

Nick and opposite number Margaret Mountford took to the television screen like a duck to water, becoming surprise stars to the hit reality TV show. Off the Back of The Apprentice Nick has amassed a string of credits including Have I Got News For You, The Town that Never Retired, Freetown whilst also being the host of Countdown.

During after dinner and keynote speeches, Nick gives an insight into one of the nation’s most popular television shows, including what happens behind the scenes. Nick can also speak of the lessons learnt from a career in retail and business management. Always happy to host question and answer sessions about any of his life experiences, Nick responds with his quick and witty humour, creating laughs throughout the whole audience.

Similarly adept as an event and conference host, Nick’s ability to ad-lib and improvise during his time in front of the audience to ensure the event goes down well as well as running smoothly and to plan.

To book Nick Hewer as the business speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Nick is known to cover the following topics:

  • Business Speaker
  • Television Presenter & Personality
  • Business Management
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Change Management
  • After Dinner Speaker
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Event & Conference Host

“Nick Hewer was fantastic. He had great wit, charm and intelligence”  – Aeolus