Sabrina Stocker celebrated success at Heriot-Watt

Keen tennis player, Sabrina, made it to the final five of the Apprentice narrowly missing out on a chance to be Lord Alan Sugar's business partner, while studying for her final exams.

Filming for the show didn’t distract her from her studies and while the show was still on air, she attended the graduation ceremony at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, where she received her MBA with distinction.

While studying, Sabrina spotted a gap in the market and turned her life passion into a successful business. She launched My Tennis Events and overtime built the biggest tennis events company in the UK – but the path to success wasn’t always clear.

Sabrina said: “I started off as a tennis player when I was younger… I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I left school, but I knew it would be something to do with business.”

Online learning with EBS allowed Sabrina to blend these skills and passions. A true leader, Sabrina’s personal successes gave her a better view of the big picture too.

“Distance learning allowed me to start my own business and also learn at the same time.

“When I took my MBA I didn’t have a degree, which means I went from having my A Levels straight to having a Masters. It takes a little bit of extra hard work and you really have to push yourself out there”, she added.

“I wanted to do it in two years, it took three years, however I got there in the end...”

"I think more women should be empowered to take the step forward and have confidence in doing so. There’s no reason why we can’t.”

Sabrina, you inspire us.