Good luck to everyone picking up their GCSE results today!
Our founder, Peter Jones CBE, said that “Today – on GCSE results day – it is more important than ever that we inspire our young people to dream big about their future. I believe passionately that we must encourage more young people across Britain to consider an entrepreneurial alternative to traditional career paths.
A normal nine to five job never appealed to Joshua Ousley, who always had the ambition of owning and running a business of his own.
Attending the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy course at Westminster Kingsway brought that ambition to life. A keen chef with an interest in food, the PJEA course allowed Joshua to develop and run his own microbusiness inspired by his love of healthy-living. The business was a subscription service that supplied healthy gluten and dairy-free snack bars to eat on the go.
Read the full opinion editorial by Peter Jones CBE below or on The Telegraph website.
If Theresa May is serious about delivering “a country that works for everyone”, we need to turn our schools into the business incubators of the future. We need to give children from all backgrounds the opportunity to dream big, create their own work and design the businesses of the future.
Malvern Business Academy recently marked a special achievement - the graduation of its first intake of Peter Jones Enterprise Academy students.
Founder of the Malvern Business Academy and PJEA tutor, Beryl Cuckney, started the course in 2015 to support underprivileged young people in Malvern to gain enterprise education skills and raise their horizons and confidence.
Adam Bradford, a graduate from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, has won a Queens Young Leaders Award, in recognition of his work in UK social entrepreneurialism.
Established in 2011 in honour of The Queen’s 60 years’ service to the Commonwealth, The Queen‘s Young Leaders Award aims to discover, celebrate and support unique young people from all over the Commonwealth, who have worked to transform their own lives, and those around them.