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Richard Doggett

"I could hardly wait to meet fellow budding entrepreneurs, discuss business ideas and create my own successful company."

“My Peter Jones Enterprise Academy journey began in 2012, with a new beginning in the United Kingdom. I remember driving to the car ferry in Dublin, wondering if I’ll return next week, next year or maybe not at all in the near future. I could hardly wait to meet fellow budding entrepreneurs, discuss business ideas and create my own successful company. During my time at the Academy, I learnt a wide range of skills that helped me develop R&G Products, which has been a very profitable business. I also learnt how to deal with people, negotiate deals and present myself in front of large crowds.

My journey since graduating in June 2013 has been life changing. I have worked for three different companies, set up a number of businesses and I’ve never been happier. I spent a year working for the Bank of Ireland and I’m now working for Apple. When I tell people about my experiences on the course, they are instantly interested and want to know more about it. Thanks to the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, I have also successfully launched the company Skyair. Skyair’s vision is to be Europe’s leading aircraft component management company, responsible for aircraft part exchange, leasing, repair, overhaul management and exchange programmes. Having worked in this industry, I have gained extensive experience, contacts an impressive knowledge base.

I cannot recommend the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy highly enough. Anyone with an appetite for business, who is not afraid to work hard and has the desire to achieve can only benefit from such a tremendous course. Thank you for an incredible year.”