Peter Jones-Hempstead,National Enterprise Academy, Founder

Peter Jones is one of Britain’s most well-known and respected entrepreneurs in the UK. He is a selfmade man who has built a multimillion dollar empire from scratch, starting his own business at just 16 years old. Having spent the best part of three decades in business, he has experienced almost every emotion possible when it comes to business experiences- from losing everything at 28 to building a $100m business again in just two years. In 2009, Peter was awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for services to business, enterprise and young people. He has advised the previous and current Prime Ministers of Great Britain on enterprise and still owns and manages a portfolio of businesses ranging from telecoms and leisure to publishing, media and recruitment. He is also a best-selling author, having written a book entitled "Tycoon" in 2008.