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Our Stories

Shanice Harrison

"I worked as hard as I possibly could at the Academy and was always fascinated by and enthusiastic about every activity on the course."

Ross Bailey

"I remember thinking I liked the idea of being taught by people who’d built up successful businesses themselves. The practical element was important to me."

Fusion Jewellery

“We are proud of our efforts and really pleased that they were recognised by Peter Jones."

Gavin Bell

“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.”

Raynald Kinyanjui

“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.”

Lee Rudkin Stevens

"I decided to join the Academy in order to explore entrepreneurship in a more hands-on environment."

Sophie Whitelock

"I was looking for a new challenge in my role at Grant Thornton and the Level 5 Apprenticeship is the ideal opportunity for this."

Charlotte Nash

"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."

Jessica Dixon

"I believe that life is what you make of it."

David Humpston

"I am thrilled to be the 2014 National Entrepreneur of the Year winner!"