PJEA Alumni 2012, Gavin Bell

I saw the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy as an ideal stepping stone from education to self-employment and that is exactly what it turned out to be. Over the year I had some amazing experiences, such as pitching to a board at Grant Thornton HQ and being chosen as one of six to go to the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace following an invitation from HRH The Duke of York, KG, Patron of the Peter Jones Foundation. I learnt a great deal over the year and I know it has equipped me with key skills that I need for self-employment. The tutors were absolutely amazing and helped me through every step of my start-up.