We’re over the moon to announce the Peter Jones Foundation as our Charity Partner in 2019/2020. The Foundation’s vision to empower the young people of Britain, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, in achieving their potential is one we believe wholeheartedly in.
As well as taking part in a number of initiatives and workshops organised by the Foundation throughout the next 12 months, we’re also thrilled to launch our specially-designed ‘Star’ light to mark the occasion, from which 100% of the profits will be donated to the Peter Jones Foundation.
ABOUT THE PETER JONES FOUNDATION
The Peter Jones Foundation was founded in 2005 by successful entrepreneur and star of Dragons’ Den, Peter Jones CBE, with the vision to encourage, educate and empower the young people of Britain in achieving their potential.
We believe that with the right mix of support and opportunity, every young person has the potential to achieve great things and the right to a brighter future. We run a range of successful programmes that support young people around the world.
To achieve our aims, we deliver world-class enterprise education through our Foundation for Enterprise (FFE), and support some of the most disadvantaged young people to improve their lives through our Foundation for Children (FFC). Whilst there remains a great deal of work to do, we have made huge progress so far. Within the FFE we have worked with over 700 schools, whom we have given more than £500,000 of funding to allow over 12,000 students to start their first businesses through our flagship competition, Tycoon.
We have also supported more than 4,500 students to secure an accredited qualification in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, developed with the awarding body Pearson. We now offer an A Level and GCSE in Business to our partners school and college providers and growing both our Tycoon and Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Programmes.