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Apprentice star backs Leeds graduate’s art business with £50,000

Gareth Craven
Gareth Craven
Rachel Covill
Rachel Covill
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AN art commissioning business launched by a Leeds Trinity University graduate has won the backing of a former Apprentice contestant who has invested £50,000 into the start-up.Raj Dhonota, who featured in the first series of the BBC1 show with Lord Alan Sugar in 2005, approached Gareth Craven about his online art commissioning business Hire an Artist.Impressed by his entrepreneurial flair, Mr Dhonota, a successful start-up and small business investor, was keen to work with Mr Craven and offered the investment.

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