Wandsworth Enterprise Schools Week

Welcome to the inaugural Wandsworth Enterprise Schools week.

What's On Schedule Speakers

Monday 12 to Friday 16 March 2018

Wandsworth Schools Week is an extension of the council’s flagship business event, Wandsworth Enterprise Week.  During Schools Week we be delivering a series of worshops, assemblies and entrepreneur talks in schools across the borough. These events are to help develop enterprise and work related learning for Year 7 to Year 13.

The table below shows all the events, dates and *times available. Please click on your preferred session to book. Booking is on a first come first served basis.

*Times can be ammended slightly to accomodate your schedule

Interactive workshop by the Peter Jones Foundation:

This session will engage students in entrepreneurship and give them an insight into self-employment Learn how to perfect your business pitch and persuade people to back your ideas (30 students max) 

Learn how to perfect your business pitch and persuade people to back your ideas. Students will reflect on what makes a persuasive business pitch from real life examples. They will then work in teams to deliver their own innovative pitch to persuade investors to back a new product. Students will then feedback to their peers, before ‘voting with their wallets’, and picking a winner.

Enterprise Assembly by the Peter Jones Foundation:

This assembly, designed for delivery to the whole school/year groups, will look at the opportunity for young people to blaze their own trail in the business world. 

A careers-focused talk that looks at the opportunity for young people to blaze their own trail in the business world. There will be a focus on the enterprise skills needed for students, with examples from the start-up world of how they can develop their experiences now. Peter Jones Foundation will also explore intrapreneurship, where students can innovate within big organisations, and the impact this can have.

The Secret of my Success:

Inspiring talks from successful, Wandsworth-based young entrepreneurs Obed Yeboah, Laura Amos, Jemal Peters and the Wash Doctors who will share their stories and how they got started in business. 





Mon 12 Mar


2-3pm: Peter Jones Assembly and The Secret of my Success, with Jemal 'Big J' Peters SOLD OUT

Tues 13 Mar

9.30-10am: Peter Jones Assembly SOLD OUT 

11am-12pm: Peter Jones Workshop (max 30 students) BOOK HERE

9.30am-10.30am: The Secret of my Success - Obed Yeboah  BOOK HERE 


2-3pm: Peter Jones Assembly and The Secret of my Success with Christian Steele and Will Capstone  BOOK HERE 

Weds 14 Mar 

9.30-10am: Peter Jones Assembly  SOLD OUT

11-12pm: Peter Jones workshop SOLD OUT

10-10.45am: The Secret of my Success - Jemal 'Big J' Peters SOLD OUT

2-3pm: Peter Jones Assembly and The Secret of my Success with Laura Amos BOOK HERE

2-3pm: The Secret of my Success - Obed Yeboah SOLD OUT

Thurs 15 Mar

9.30- 10am: Peter Jones Assembly BOOK HERE

11am-12pm: Peter Jones workshop (max 30 students) BOOK HERE


2-3pm: The Secret of my Success with Obed Yeboah BOOK HERE


Fri 16 Mar


 2-3pm: The Secret of my Success  with Obed Yeboah BOOK HERE


About the speakers:

The Peter Jones Foundation 

The Peter Jones Foundation believes that everyone deserves a brighter future.

Our primary aim is to drive a society-wide revolution that encourages self-belief in individuals so that they can think differently and creatively about their next steps. Ultimately, the aim is to inspire the nation to make enterprising decisions about their future.



Jemal Peters - Big J’s Kitchen: The food entrepreneur who went from young offender to supermarket success

Jemal (Big J) Peters, founder of Big J’s Kitchen, shares his inspiring story of how he turned his back on street life to launch Big J’s Kitchen - a range of street food-inspired, tasty sauces. Jemal, who has worked alongside celebrity chefs, uses some of the profits from his business to help young offenders and disadvantaged young people.

Laura Amos – founder of the Dessert Deli – a luxury dessert business

Laura Amos began her career at the age of 16 studying a 3 year catering course at Bournemouth & Poole College.  She was awarded 'student of the year' and was offered an apprenticeship under Michelin starred Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.  After working for top restaurants such as the Ivy she went onto to launch her business the Dessert deli at the age of 26. The Dessert Deli has been stocked in Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Whole Food Markets. Laura can often be found on her flagship market stall on Northcote Road in Clapham Junction.

Obed Yeboah, entrepreneur, business coach and the head of Digilab, Tooting.

Obed Yeboah started his first business - a mobile app called CVsnip- while still at university. At just 24 years old, Obed knows from personal experience how challenging and lonely starting a new business can be for a young entrepreneur. The challenges he experienced with his first venture prompted him to launch obedsHUB which specialises in free business coaching and affordable training for 16-30 year olds, as well as support to get their business off the ground.

Christian Steel and William Mapstone  Wash Doctors 

Will Mapstone came up with the idea of Wash Doctors early 2017 and now runs it with Christian, his best friend since childhood. Wash Doctors is an on demand car washing app. It is a simple and efficient idea, all you do is drop a pin on a map where you car is approximately parked, put in your registration the Wash doctors will come and clean it.  Providing a considerably more convenient service than waiting in a long line at your local car wash! They use a new solution technology to clean a car with less that 1 litre of fluid with no run off into the water supply.