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Pets Corner supports budding young entrepreneurs

Pets Corner is to donate £50,000 to the charity – the Peter Jones Foundation – to help budding young entrepreneurs succeed in business.

The family run business and ethical pet retailer is no stranger to entrepreneurial spirit. Managing Director Dean Richmond, who started out making bird feeders in his bedroom when he was a teenager, bought the business from his parents in 1998 when it consisted of seven stores. 

With his long-term business partner and friend, Steve Charman, he has since grown the company to over 100 shops, employs more than 650 staff and has developed a range of innovative and market leading products including nutritionally balanced, healthy pet foods.

The Peter Jones Foundation was established in 2005 with the vision to educate, encourage and support the young people of Britain in achieving their potential. 

The funds donated by Pets Corner, who will now be the charity’s second Cornerstone Partner, will go towards supporting current projects including the work at the Foundation’s key initiatives, the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and Tycoon in Schools.

Commenting on the donation, Dean Richmond said: “I strongly believe that there are many young people out there who have the potential to achieve something great, but because they are at a huge financial disadvantage or lack support they consequently struggle to get the backing they need in order to flourish.

“I know the mammoth amount of effort and belief it takes to fulfil a vision, but it also takes a great deal of encouragement and investment from the people around you.  By working with the Peter Jones Foundation I hope to be able to channel my own success into enabling others to create theirs.”

Peter Jones Foundation CEO Alice Barnard added: “We are absolutely delighted that Pets Corner has joined us as our second cornerstone patron. The £50,000 donation is extremely generous and will be of huge benefit to the many aspiring entrepreneurs that we work to support.

“We are already collaborating on a new business challenge for young people studying at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and we’re looking forward to what will no doubt be a very successful partnership.”

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