Our Stories

Confused and discouraged about my career path, the Academy definitely pointed me in the right direction.
I remember thinking I liked the idea of being taught by people who’d built up successful businesses themselves.
The Academy encouraged me to present myself confidently in front of my peers and show everyone what I am capable of.
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.
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.
Quitting my A-Levels to pursue the course was a perfect decision. I am now National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
My goal was to become National Entrepreneur of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
I was looking for a new challenge in my role at Grant Thornton and the Level 5 Apprenticeship is the ideal opportunity for this.
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.
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.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
Being part of the Academy has enabled me to express myself with confidence.
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.
I am so glad I joined the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. It’s certainly the best decision I have ever made.
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.
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.
Emily Little
I didn't enjoy school and being heavily dyslexic, I didn't feel it was the right environment for me.

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