Hewer at the BAFTAs in 2009.
|Born||Nicholas Radbourn Hewer
17 February 1944 
Swindon, Wiltshire, England
|Education||Clongowes Wood College|
|Occupation||Public relations consultant (retired)
|Years active||1966–98 (Amstrad/Business career)
2005–present (Television career)
|Known for||Advisor to Lord Sugar in United Kingdom version of The Apprentice|
|Home town||Swindon, Wiltshire, England|
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Religion||Roman Catholic |
|Spouse(s)||Margo Spindler (divorced)|
|Parents||Patricia and John Hewer|
Nicholas Radbourn "Nick" Hewer (born 17 February 1944) is a British former public relations consultant turned television personality, who lives in Northamptonshire, England. He is probably best known for his role as Lord Alan Sugar's advisor on the UK version of the BBC television show The Apprentice, and as the host of Channel 4's long-running gameshow Countdown.
Early life 
Hewer was born in Swindon on 17 February 1944. He lived in Old Town, and was educated at Clongowes Wood College, an exclusive Jesuit boarding school, located in County Kildare, Ireland. Hewer moved to London in the 1960s. His Irish Catholic mother, Patricia Hewer née Jamison and English Protestant father, John David Radbourn Hewer (who studied veterinary medicine) had met as students at Trinity College Dublin. He has two sisters and two brothers. His grandfather, John, began as a vet in Swindon on Drove Road in 1912.
He started his own PR company in 1966. He spent 21 years in the Amstrad management group. His PR company was hired by Amstrad to represent them in 1983. He sold his PR agency in 1998.
The Apprentice 
Television career 
In July 2012, Hewer presented a four-programme BBC Two series called The Farm Fixer, where he assisted farmers in Northern Ireland in diversifying. Hewer also presented a two-programme BBC series called The Town that Never Retired on BBC One, with fellow The Apprentice UK star Margaret Mountford.
Personal life 
In July 2008, Hewer took part in the charity drive event, the Mongol Rally, in a Renault 4, driving from London to Ulan Bator. He raised over £12,000 for Hope and Homes for Children. He wrote a series of blogs about his journey for the online travel section of the Daily Telegraph.
Hewer is a supporter of the Labour Party. On 2 November 2012, Hewer received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Kingston University recognising his 'outstanding contribution to business and entrepreneurship' .
See also 
- Jeffries, Stuart (9 May 2011). "Nick Hewer: 'The Apprentice does a great job for young people'". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- Benyon, Lucy (3 June 2011). "Nick Hewer: Five Things I can't live without". Daily Express. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- McLaughlin, Martyn (9 May 2008). "'You're fired' â Edinburgh University is panned after Apprentice's error". The Scotsman.
- All fired up! (Irish Independent) 26 March 2008
- "BBC - The Apprentice - The Board". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
- "The Apprentice star Nick Hewer is new host of Countdown". the Guardian. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- "Nick Hewer on The Apprentice: Interview". The Daily Telegraph (London). 23 March 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009
- "Justgiving - Nick Hewer". Retrieved 12 June 2008.
- "BBC News - Nick Hewer: The Labour Party's new 'apprentices'". www.bbc.co.uk. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
- Nick Hewer receives honorary degree from Kingston University
- Nick Hewer receives honorary doctorate from Kingston University
|Host of Countdown