Leicester College

Image from the PJEA Graduation at Freemason's Hall on Weds 5 July

Paige Kendall from Leicester College presented award by Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones

Paige Kendall has won the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy’s ‘Level 3 Student of the Year’ award during a London ceremony last week.

Nineteen-year-old Paige was presented a trophy and prize by Peter Jones CBE in front of her friends and family, as well as hundreds of students from colleges across the country, who all came together for the prestigious Peter Jones Enterprise Academy annual graduation. Hundreds of students collected scrolls from Peter Jones on stage and Paige was one of a select few to win an award.

Paige was studying the Level 3 BTEC in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, when she was nominated by college staff. Paige fought off competition from several other colleges and was chosen for the honour due to her commitment to the course and for the transformation that she has made. Paige said: “When I started the course I was shy and didn’t have a lot of confidence. With the support of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and college staff I started to realise my potential. I’m now able to speak confidently to different people and I’m feeling excited about my future!”

Paige’s tutor Julie Newitt said: “Paige epitomises all that we seek to do in the Academy, to take an ordinary shy young person and give them the skills and attributes such that they impact their peers, employees and business mentors.”

Peter Jones Foundation CEO Jonny Sobczyk, said: “Paige is a great example of the impact we have at the Academy and she has come such a long way. I’m very impressed by her work ethic and I’m sure she will go far.”

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, run by the Peter Jones Foundation, is a nationwide network of colleges that deliver specialist courses in enterprise and entrepreneurship. Students are encouraged to set up their own businesses, from which they gain real-life experience of running their very own company.

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