Our Stories

I worked as hard as I possibly could at the Academy and was always fascinated by and enthusiastic about every activity on the course.
The challenge of launching a micro-business and then being assessed on the performance of that business was what made me join the Academy.
I believe that life is what you make of it.
If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done before.
Emily Little
I didn't enjoy school and being heavily dyslexic, I didn't feel it was the right environment for me.
I’m really on the way to setting up my own business now. If you’re thinking about studying business then the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy is perfect.
I was looking for a new challenge in my role at Grant Thornton and the Level 5 Apprenticeship is the ideal opportunity for this.
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.
As a young entrepreneur myself, I’m keen to provide opportunities to other young people.
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.
I am thrilled to be the 2014 National Entrepreneur of the Year winner.
I have always wanted to create something that screams passion, and studying at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy was a key element that supported me throughout this journey.
I learned to juggle when I was seven years old and now run a circus performing business.
I was determined to study at the Academy and made the bold decision to move from the Shetland Islands to Manchester in order to make it happen.
I’m not the most academic individual and I was close to failing my GCSEs, so graduating with a distinction was a very proud moment for me.
Luke Astill-Boardman
I turned down University to become an Apprentice.
The Academy encouraged me to present myself confidently in front of my peers and show everyone what I am capable of.
The Peter Jones enterprise academy gave me the skills and guidance needed to start my own business. At 20 I now run a successful recruitment company.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
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.
Entrepreneurship is fun!

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