Our Stories

Being part of the Academy has enabled me to express myself with confidence.
Entrepreneurship is fun!
I am so glad I joined the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. It’s certainly the best decision I have ever made.
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.
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.
As a young entrepreneur myself, I’m keen to provide opportunities to other young people.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
The challenge of launching a micro-business and then being assessed on the performance of that business was what made me join the Academy.
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 worked as hard as I possibly could at the Academy and was always fascinated by and enthusiastic about every activity on the course.
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.
The Peter Jones enterprise academy gave me the skills and guidance needed to start my own business. At 20 I now run a successful recruitment company.
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.
Emily Little
I didn't enjoy school and being heavily dyslexic, I didn't feel it was the right environment for me.
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.
My time at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy taught me that anything is possible. It gave me the confidence to pursue my passion and start a business.
I am thrilled to be the 2014 National Entrepreneur of the Year winner.
I suddenly felt that after 12 years in education I was finally fulfilling my desire to learn real business.
I believe that life is what you make of it.
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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