Our Stories

Nick Bannister with Peter Jones CBE
My tutors helped me overcome the disadvantages of having special educational needs and after graduating on the Level 2 course I went onto the Level 3.
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.
I suddenly felt that after 12 years in education I was finally fulfilling my desire to learn real business.
If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done before.
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.
For anyone interested in entrepreneurship, I would highly recommend the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.
I believe that life is what you make of it.
I learned to juggle when I was seven years old and now run a circus performing business.
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 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’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.
Quitting my A-Levels to pursue the course was a perfect decision. I am now National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
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.
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.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
I had really bad anxiety at school, but starting my own business gave me something to focus on.
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.
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.
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’m not the most academic individual and I was close to failing my GCSEs, so graduating with a distinction was a very proud moment for me.

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