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 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 believe that life is what you make of it.
Quitting my A-Levels to pursue the course was a perfect decision. I am now National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
My dad always told me, 'If you find a job that you love you will never work another day in your life', and I believe that through and through.
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.
Confused and discouraged about my career path, the Academy definitely pointed me in the right direction.
It felt like an entirely new chapter of my life and, just as I expected, the course was amazing.
As a young single father, I wanted more skills to improve my prospects and give my daughters the security they needed.
I learned to juggle when I was seven years old and now run a circus performing business.
I am astounded by how much I have been taught during this short period of time.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
The Academy encouraged me to present myself confidently in front of my peers and show everyone what I am capable of.
If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done before.
My childhood dream was to set up my own business. And now I'm an entrepreneur.
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.
The Academy helped me realise that there is an alternative to university.
Being part of the Academy has enabled me to express myself with confidence.
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 am thrilled to be the 2014 National Entrepreneur of the Year winner.