Our Stories

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 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.
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.
For anyone interested in entrepreneurship, I would highly recommend the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.
I worked as hard as I possibly could at the Academy and was always fascinated by and enthusiastic about every activity on the course.
The Academy encouraged me to present myself confidently in front of my peers and show everyone what I am capable of.
Confused and discouraged about my career path, the Academy definitely pointed me in the right direction.
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.
As a young entrepreneur myself, I’m keen to provide opportunities to other young people.
I decided to join the Academy in order to explore entrepreneurship in a more hands-on environment.
The Academy helped me realise that there is an alternative to university.
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 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 believe that life is what you make of it.
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.
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.
If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done before.
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.
It felt like an entirely new chapter of my life and, just as I expected, the course was amazing.
Entrepreneurship is fun!
Luke Astill-Boardman
I turned down University to become an Apprentice.