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Joe Phillips Biography – Joe Phillips Wiki
Joe Phillips is a Conservationist, Entrepreneur and Safari Guide in South Africa. He is a candidate on the popular BBC business documentary program “The Apprentice”.
He is the founder of Surf Balm, a sustainable ocean-friendly lip balm. He studied Zoology at the University of Exeter in Cornwall.
He is a member of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA), the Association that sets the standard and level of professionalism in the guiding industry.
Phillips “grew up in the developing world and spent my childhood running barefoot around the African savanna. I developed a love for nature and a real passion for conservation.
“After moving to the UK I studied Zoology at the University of Exeter in Cornwall and that’s where I fell in love with the Cornish Coastline and the exciting outdoors lifestyle.
“In my second year I set up a student brand called “Falifornia” to encapsulate this unique lifestyle. It’s a brand that encourage adventures, fresh air and a love for the natural environment. Surfing quickly became a passion of mine but It broke my heart to see these beautiful beaches polluted with plastic. So, I launched surf Balm, a sustainable ocean-friendly lip balm made from 100% natural ingredients and packaged in recyclable aluminum tin.”
Joe Phillips The Apprentice
Joe Phillips is one of the candidates on Series 17 of The Apprentice competing to win Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment. The “James Bond of the business world” with a degree in Zoology. From a Safari guide in South Africa, to businessman.
What is your USP?
I studied zoology and animal behaviour and specialised at being a safari guide in South Africa. So, I think with regards to entering The Apprentice, that gives me the edge I need, to be unique enough to succeed in the process.
What is your biggest weakness?
I remember when I first got diagnosed with Dyslexia, I broke down in tears. I genuinely felt like it was a weakness that was going to hold me back and it kind of was, I really struggled to keep my head above water at school. Having said that, it’s a weakness that is also my greatest strength. At school I was determined not to let it hold me back and today I use it to drive my success. Because I struggled so much with it, I work hard just to keep up with everyone else. Today it’s not enough just to keep up. I want to prove to everyone that having dyslexia isn’t something that will hold you back, it’s something that will drive you to success!
Why do you deserve Lord Sugar’s investment?
I don’t deserve Lord Sugar’s investment more than anyone else in the process, but I do think I have something that they don’t. If Lord Sugar wants to invest in a business to help save the ocean, one lip balm at a time, then I’m his guy.
Joe Phillips Nationality
Phillips is of South African nationality.
Joe Phillips Instagram
Joe Phillips’s Instagram is @joe.phillips7.