Our Stories

For anyone interested in entrepreneurship, I would highly recommend the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.
Ayo Jenyo
My childhood dream was to set up my own business. And now I'm an entrepreneur.
Luke Astill-Boardman
I turned down University to become an Apprentice.
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 believe that life is what you make of it.
I am so glad I joined the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. It’s certainly the best decision I have ever made.
I am thrilled to be the 2014 National Entrepreneur of the Year winner.
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 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.
Vikesh Mistry with Peter Jones CBE
I turned down my university offer in favour of the Academy and have now secured funding for my 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.
I was looking for a new challenge in my role at Grant Thornton and the Level 5 Apprenticeship is the ideal opportunity for this.
Being part of the Academy has enabled me to express myself with confidence.
Emily Little
I didn't enjoy school and being heavily dyslexic, I didn't feel it was the right environment for me.
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.
Quitting my A-Levels to pursue the course was a perfect decision. I am now National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done before.
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.
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 remember thinking I liked the idea of being taught by people who’d built up successful businesses themselves.