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.
Quitting my A-Levels to pursue the course was a perfect decision. I am now National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
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 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 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.
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.
The Academy helped me realise that there is an alternative to university.
I am astounded by how much I have been taught during this short period of time.
If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done before.
I could hardly wait to meet fellow budding entrepreneurs, discuss business ideas and create my own successful company.
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 was looking for a new challenge in my role at Grant Thornton and the Level 5 Apprenticeship is the ideal opportunity for this.
I turned down my university offer in favour of the Academy and have now secured funding for my business.
I have a passion for business and achieved very high grades at school, but I was unsure about my future plans.
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.
Entrepreneurship is fun!
I remember thinking I liked the idea of being taught by people who’d built up successful businesses themselves.
I learned to juggle when I was seven years old and now run a circus performing business.
Being part of the Academy has enabled me to express myself with confidence.
I have two children and was made redundant in 2007. I always dreamt of starting my own business, but didn't know how.
I'm an acrobatic gymnast and the Academy gave me the confidence and skills to run my own gymnastics business.