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PJEA Case Study: Joshua Ousley, Westminster Kingsway College

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.

"We need to turn our schools into the business incubators of the future" - Peter Jones CBE

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 students celebrate first ever PJEA graduation

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.

PJEA Graduate wins Queens Young Leaders Award for Social Enterprise

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. 

Kirklees College Students Wow the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy with their Creative Business Advert

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy students from Kirklees College were crowned winners of a challenge set by the Academy, in conjunction with photography business stalwarts, Canon and Jessops. 

Students Devonte Brown, Tom Rowlands, Tom Scholefield, Josh Saunier and Tristan Whylie came together and applied for ‘The Advert’ challenge – a task that required them to create a brand new business advert, using only Canon photography equipment. 

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