Our Stories

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.
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.
Emily Little
I didn't enjoy school and being heavily dyslexic, I didn't feel it was the right environment for me.
For anyone interested in entrepreneurship, I would highly recommend the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.
Ayo Jenyo
My childhood dream was to set up my own business. And now I'm an entrepreneur.
Being part of the Academy has enabled me to express myself with confidence.
Vikesh Mistry with Peter Jones CBE
I turned down my university offer in favour of the Academy and have now secured funding for my business.
Quitting my A-Levels to pursue the course was a perfect decision. I am now National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
I am so glad I joined the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. It’s certainly the best decision I have ever made.
Luke Astill-Boardman
I turned down University to become an Apprentice.
I believe that life is what you make of it.
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 had really bad anxiety at school, but starting my own business gave me something to focus on.
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.
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 could hardly wait to meet fellow budding entrepreneurs, discuss business ideas and create my own successful company.
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.
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.
The Academy helped me realise that there is an alternative to university.
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.
The Academy encouraged me to present myself confidently in front of my peers and show everyone what I am capable of.

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