Local businesswoman in the running to be next ‘Apprentice’

Kilkenny woman Jane McEvoy could be the next ‘Apprentice.’

Kilkenny woman Jane McEvoy could be the next ‘Apprentice.’

The 28-year-old, who founded food manufacturing company McEvoy Family Foods along with her husband Gary, is among the 16 contestants who will compete to go into business with multi-millionaire Lord Alan Sugar in season eight of The Apprentice, which starts tonight (Wednesday) on BBC One.

In tonight’s episode, “Blank Canvas,” the team’s challenge is to buy blank goods and add value by printing designs onto them.

A mother of one, Jane says she is up to the challenge, as “anything is achievable if you have drive, determination, and a seriously good work ethic.”

“She admits to being opinionated and a workaholic but also says that she is determined and honest. An animal lover, Jane says if she never had to worry about money she would open an animal shelter for cats and dogs.”

“Jane used to play hockey for her province and camogie for her county. Her role model is her glamorous grandmother, who is an empowered woman with 12 children.”