Our Stories

I could hardly wait to meet fellow budding entrepreneurs, discuss business ideas and create my own successful company.
For anyone interested in entrepreneurship, I would highly recommend the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.
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.
Emily Little
I didn't enjoy school and being heavily dyslexic, I didn't feel it was the right environment for me.
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.
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.
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 am so glad I joined the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. It’s certainly the best decision I have ever made.
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.
Entrepreneurship is fun!
I am astounded by how much I have been taught during this short period of time.
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.
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.
I am thrilled to be the 2014 National Entrepreneur of the Year winner.
Ayo Jenyo
My childhood dream was to set up my own business. And now I'm an entrepreneur.
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.
Peter Jones CBE with Nathan Dore
As a young single father, I wanted more skills to improve my prospects and give my daughters the security they needed.
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.
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.
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.

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