My childhood dream was to set up my own business. And now I'm an entrepreneur.
I worked as hard as I possibly could at the Academy and was always fascinated by and enthusiastic about every activity on the course.
I turned down University to become an Apprentice.
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.
I didn't enjoy school and being heavily dyslexic, I didn't feel it was the right environment for me.
The Academy helped me realise that there is an alternative to university.
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.
Quitting my A-Levels to pursue the course was a perfect decision. I am now National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
I remember thinking I liked the idea of being taught by people who’d built up successful businesses themselves.
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.
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.
Confused and discouraged about my career path, the Academy definitely pointed me in the right direction.
My goal was to become National Entrepreneur of the Year.
I believe that life is what you make of it.
Being part of the Academy has enabled me to express myself with confidence.
I turned down my university offer in favour of the Academy and have now secured funding for my business.
As a young single father, I wanted more skills to improve my prospects and give my daughters the security they needed.
I am thrilled to be the 2014 National Entrepreneur of the Year winner.
I am so glad I joined the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. It’s certainly the best decision I have ever made.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
I have a passion for business and achieved very high grades at school, but I was unsure about my future plans.