Stand Number: 9020
Peter Jones Foundation
The Peter Jones Foundation was founded in 2005 by successful entrepreneur and Dragons` Den star, Peter Jones CBE.
The Foundation believes that all young people deserve a brighter future and aims to help them reach their potential through a range of pioneering educational activities and initiatives which champion and celebrate entrepreneurship, including the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and Tycoon in Schools.
The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (www.pjea.org) is delivered by a network of FE Colleges around the country that offer BTECs in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, so that 16-19 year olds end up with a qualification, as well as the skills and knowledge to set up their own business.
Tycoon in Schools (www.tycooninschools.com) is a schools competition run by the Foundation that gives start-up loans to schoolchildren as young as five years old, who then trade their very own business in schools to make a profit.
All of the Foundation's activities are supported by leading businesses and entrepreneurs around the country, who help make a difference to the lives of thousands of children and young people.
The Foundation`s aims areÂ to:
EDUCATE - Achieve a transformational change in the quality and accessibility of enterprising and entrepreneurial skills, education and learning available in the UK.
ENCOURAGE - Excite all budding entrepreneurs across the nation, through a range of national campaigns, to follow their business dreams and encourage a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship inÂ Britain.
SUPPORT - Provide effective support to young people across the UK who are at various stages of their lives or in many different circumstances and in a variety ofÂ ways.