National Entrepreneur of the Year is the Peter Jones Foundation’s flagship competition. Four young business founders who study with the Peter Jones Enterprise Academies at Morrison’s Academy, East Durham College and Leicester College had submitted detailed business plans and pitched their ideas and hopes for the future to the Foundation and business leaders.

Our CEO Chris Bird joined the panel of judges, alongside Peter Jone CBE, Simon Alexander ong, Dr Tara Lalvani, and Meg Zeenat Wamithi.

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Here’s what Chris had to say!

”When THE Dragon calls you know he means business!”
”On Wednesday 6th September, I was delighted to be invited by the Peter Jones Foundation to join an amazing panel of judges to judge the 2023 National Entrepreneur Of The Year, where 4 inspiring young entrepreneurs pitched for a £5000.00 investment.”
I’m sworn to secrecy regarding who won but I can tell you that #UKPLC is in safe hands as all the finalists are outstanding – great ideas, excellent businesses, and exceptional young people.”
”THANKYOU so much Peter Jones for inviting me and recognising the work of The Raheem Sterling Foundation – I was so inspired I left your office feeling a whole lot taller!”
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