Aspiring entrepreneurs from Havering College visited London’s Freemasons’ Hall last week (July 2), to celebrate graduating from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. They joined young people from colleges across the country at the prestigious venue for an afternoon ceremony with Peter Jones CBE, whose charity, the Peter Jones Foundation, runs the academy. All students collected scrolls from the Dragons’ Den star, while a select few received individual awards in recognition of their achievements throughout the year.
Havering College’s business curriculum manager, Maxine Halford, said: "I am extremely proud of our students. They have achieved so much in the time they have been on this course. They have gained in confidence and will continue to become effective entrepreneurs in the future.”
The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy is a nationwide network of colleges that deliver specialist courses in enterprise and entrepreneurship, promoting a practical approach to business education. Students are encouraged to set up and run their own businesses, gaining real-life experience of what it takes to get a company off the ground.
Peter Jones Foundation CEO Alice Barnard said: “Today was the perfect celebration of what’s been a very successful year for our students. So many of them have achieved truly remarkable things during their time with us and we are so proud to see how far they’ve come. This has been an exceptional cohort and we’ve no doubt that they’ll go on to great things in the future.”
A huge congratulations goes to all of those who graduated!