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PJEA student launches new fitness business

Rochelle Cross, a PJEA student studying at Buckinghamshire College Group, has put into practise Peter Jones’ ambition for the course to ‘make entrepreneurs’ through ‘learning by doing’, by launching her own fitness business start-up this month. Vinyl Fitness Club combines a love of music and dance with socialising to keep fit. It’s something people have been doing for years …

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2017 has been another great year for the Peter Jones Foundation. To date, we have worked with over 450 schools, whom we have given more than £380,000 of funding to allow 8,688 students to start their first business. We have also supported over 3,500 students to secure a recognised qualification in Enterprise. Of course, none of this …

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Leicester College PJEA students take on the Christmas Markets

As part of Small Business Saturday, 11 of our PJEA learners took to Leicester Market to set up their own pop-up stalls. Keen to keep on practicing their buying, selling and display skills this was infact the third time learners had taken their businesses to the public. Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages …

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We need YOUR support to secure vital funding

We are calling for your support to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2017! Our Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Malvern runs a programme called Be Your Own Boss which facilitates transformational outcomes for the most disadvantaged young people. It has been nominated for the Aviva Community Fund and stands a chance of winning up …

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South Essex PJEA students set-up cakes business

Students enrolled on the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at South Essex College, are putting their minds to the test by opening a cakes business within their college. Steve Newman, the Course Team Leader originally thought of the idea, believing it is “a good way for the students to get business experience first-hand, combat any problems they may face and …

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PJEA graduate bags £150k investment for new business

We are always thrilled to hear about how well our PJEA graduates are doing and this is a particularly inspirational story. Chris Ball, who graduated from the first ever Peter Jones Enterprise Academy course in 2008 has secured a £150,000 investment to help kickstart his new business. Chris recently launched his new online discounts website www.justsave.co.uk, which collates voucher …

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