Our Stories

Quitting my A-Levels to pursue the course was a perfect decision. I am now National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
I am thrilled to be the 2014 National Entrepreneur of the Year winner.
I actually decided not to go to university and endeavoured into business straight from the Academy. I'm now currently positioned as the account director of a million pound business.
Vikesh Mistry with Peter Jones CBE
I turned down my university offer in favour of the Academy and have now secured funding for my business.
I'm determined to never stop learning and the Level 5 Apprenticeship is the perfect next step to allow me to do this after graduating from the Academy.
Nick Bannister with Peter Jones CBE
My tutors helped me overcome the disadvantages of having special educational needs and after graduating on the Level 2 course I went onto the Level 3.
Being part of the Academy has enabled me to express myself with confidence.
I believe that life is what you make of it.
It felt like an entirely new chapter of my life and, just as I expected, the course was amazing.
I was looking for a new challenge in my role at Grant Thornton and the Level 5 Apprenticeship is the ideal opportunity for this.
Peter Jones CBE with Louis Bollard
I have a passion for business and achieved very high grades at school, but I was unsure about my future plans.
The Academy allowed me to take control of my life and gave me the encouragement and ambition to take the path that makes me who I am today.
I am both shocked and thrilled to have set up a business so young. The benefits of attending the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy took me by surprise.
The Academy encouraged me to present myself confidently in front of my peers and show everyone what I am capable of.
I decided to go ahead and apply for the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy course, which turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.
My time at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy taught me that anything is possible. It gave me the confidence to pursue my passion and start a business.
Emily Little
I didn't enjoy school and being heavily dyslexic, I didn't feel it was the right environment for me.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
Pitching to Peter Jones in person was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and it was amazing to be chosen as the National Entrepreneur of the Year 2015.
Having just come out of rehab, I had completely lost all confidence in myself, lacked direction and was desperate to not relapse into old habits.
I had this great idea for a luxury pet brand and the Academy gave me the knowledge I needed to get the business up and running.

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