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Cornerstone Patron

Our Cornerstone Patronship is the highest level of commitment that a business can give to the Peter Jones Foundation and the initiatives run by it, including the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, Tycoon in Schools and Ignite Apprenticeships.

A Cornerstone Patron commits to a partnership with the Foundation on their mission to continually develop and deliver innovative products.

If you are interested in becoming a Cornerstone Patron you can contact us here.

Read about our current Cornerstone Patrons below:

Grant Thornton UK LLP

Grant Thornton UK LLP, a leading business and financial advisor, became a Cornerstone Patron for the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in 2012.

The partnership between Grant Thornton and the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy was founded upon the shared ambition to drive and inspire enterprise education across the UK. Take a look at how this exciting partnership started. 

As our Cornerstone Patron, Grant Thornton has supported our Academy network in a variety of ways, including delivering business planning and finance workshops, running a national business challenge and providing work placement opportunities in their offices.

In autumn 2012 Grant Thornton launched their brand new Ambassador programme as part of their mission to improve business support and awareness within local communities. The programme involves a range of senior Grant Thornton staff members who work with our Academy students to deliver local projects and galvanise support within their local area.

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Pets Corner

Pets Corner, a United Kingdom based retail store chain that specialises in pet supplies, became a Cornerstone Patron for the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in 2015.

Open since 1968, Pets Corner is a family run pet shop with a genuine ethical approach to the care and selling of pets. The business is run with good old fashioned values such as knowledgeable, friendly staff; quality products that last; and the best animal welfare in the industry.

Managing Director, Dean Richmond, bought Pets Corner from his parents in 1998 when it consisted of seven stores.  Since then he has grown the company to over 100 shops and has developed a range of innovative and market leading products.  His passion for business and natural entrepreneurial flair combined with his belief that companies should give back to the communities around them, led him to forge a relationship with the Peter Jones Foundation.

In 2015 Pets Corner will be collaborating on a new business challenge for young people studying at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.

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