A FAMILY of gin experts has featured on The Apprentice as they helped contestants distil spirits.
Hayman's Gin, based in Witham, featured on the BBC One reality show last Thursday.
Contestants were asked to distil gin at the business in Eastways Park, where owner James Hayman gave them technical advice.
Mr Hayman and his sister Miranda joined their dad Christopher in the family business in the year 2000.
They have since been making traditional gins like Hayman’s Old Tom and the Family Reserve Gin.
Mr Hayman said: "The whole process went really quickly, they had been to London to get all the botanicals they needed and they came to us to distil the gin.
"We weren't allowed to help them but we were there to give them technical advice.
"They listened to one of our distilling team and shared with us what they wanted to do.
"We were very happy and proud to be a part of it, for them to choose us to be a part of the show it was a real honour.
"It was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed it, lots of people have acknowledged we were on the show and have got in contact."
The family was approached early this year as the production team were after ideas for the show.
Mr Hayman's suggestion went through an approval process, which involved Lord Alan Sugar.
The business first formed in 1863 when Christopher Hayman's great-grandfather bought a gin and liqueur rectifying business on Cale Street in London.