I could hardly wait to meet fellow budding entrepreneurs, discuss business ideas and create my own successful company.
Being part of the Academy has enabled me to express myself with confidence.
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.
My childhood dream was to set up my own business. And now I'm an entrepreneur.
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.
I didn't enjoy school and being heavily dyslexic, I didn't feel it was the right environment for me.
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.
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'm an acrobatic gymnast and the Academy gave me the confidence and skills to run my own gymnastics business.
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.
For anyone interested in entrepreneurship, I would highly recommend the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.
Confused and discouraged about my career path, the Academy definitely pointed me in the right direction.
I learned to juggle when I was seven years old and now run a circus performing business.
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 thrilled to be the 2014 National Entrepreneur of the Year winner.
I turned down my university offer in favour of the Academy and have now secured funding for my business.
I believe that life is what you make of it.
I decided to join the Academy in order to explore entrepreneurship in a more hands-on environment.
I remember thinking I liked the idea of being taught by people who’d built up successful businesses themselves.
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 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.