Our Stories

The Academy encouraged me to present myself confidently in front of my peers and show everyone what I am capable of.
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 could hardly wait to meet fellow budding entrepreneurs, discuss business ideas and create my own successful company.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
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 challenge of launching a micro-business and then being assessed on the performance of that business was what made me join the Academy.
I decided to join the Academy in order to explore entrepreneurship in a more hands-on environment.
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 so glad I joined the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. It’s certainly the best decision 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.
My time at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy taught me that anything is possible. It gave me the confidence to pursue my passion and start a business.
If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done before.
I learned to juggle when I was seven years old and now run a circus performing business.
Pitching to Peter Jones in person was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and it was amazing to be chosen as the National Entrepreneur of the Year 2015.
Peter Jones CBE with Rosie Burr
I'm an acrobatic gymnast and the Academy gave me the confidence and skills to run my own gymnastics business.
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.
Ayo Jenyo
My childhood dream was to set up my own business. And now I'm an entrepreneur.
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 was looking for a new challenge in my role at Grant Thornton and the Level 5 Apprenticeship is the ideal opportunity for this.
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 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.

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