Our Stories

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.
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.
Peter Jones CBE with Jane Flowerdew
I have two children and was made redundant in 2007. I always dreamt of starting my own business, but didn't know how.
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.
It felt like an entirely new chapter of my life and, just as I expected, the course was amazing.
Luke Astill-Boardman
I turned down University to become an Apprentice.
As a young entrepreneur myself, I’m keen to provide opportunities to other young people.
I am thrilled to be the 2014 National Entrepreneur of the Year winner.
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 am so glad I joined the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. It’s certainly the best decision I have ever made.
Quitting my A-Levels to pursue the course was a perfect decision. I am now National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
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 learned to juggle when I was seven years old and now run a circus performing business.
The Academy helped me realise that there is an alternative to university.
I believe that life is what you make of it.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
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.
Emily Little
I didn't enjoy school and being heavily dyslexic, I didn't feel it was the right environment for me.
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.
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'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.

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