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Lord Sugar gets award

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2012-10-04

Lord Alan Sugar

Lord Alan Sugar

Lord Alan Sugar is to honoured for "outstanding contribution to technology" at this year's T3 Awards.

The 65-year-old star of The Apprentice and former chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, founded his Amstrad technology empire in 1968 which included launching computers, hi fi and telephones.

In 1986, Amstrad acquired the brand name Sinclair from Sinclair Research, the company behind the popular Sinclair Spectrum computer.

"Lord Sugar is one of the great names in British technology. Courageous and entrepreneurial in everything he has ever done, we are honoured that he has accepted this award," said T3 editor Luke Peters

A delighted Lord Sugar who is said to be worth £770m added: "When I look back at my career achievements since starting Amstrad in 1967 - from making hi-fi units, computers and the first Sky satellite dishes, to bringing YouView to market this year - the one thing that has kept me motivated is that I am a real tech geek at heart."

He added: "Since I was a child, I've always wanted to crack something open, get my hands in there and understand how it works, be it a stereo, computer processor or a set top box. I'd like to thank T3 and the award judges for recognising the contribution I have made to the industry."

Lord Sugar will be presented with his award by Sir Charles Dunstone, the co-founder of The Carphone Warehouse on October 8 in London.

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