Rosie hopes dragon can help her future.

Rosie Burr, far left, wants to set up her own business.
Rosie Burr, far left, wants to set up her own business.

A YOUNG entrepreneur from Thame is gearing up for a big step towards creating her own business.

Rosie Burr, 17, is one of a number of people already signed up to study for a qualification in enterprise and entrepreneurship at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, as part of the high profile Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.

Rosie studied for A-levels at Lord Williams’s School and has done two spells of work experience at Raymond Blanc’s famous Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Already making cakes for two restaurants, Rosie is keen to build her own catering firm.

She said: “I really want to set up my own business, maybe making healthy cakes, and the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College is a great way to learn the skills I’ll need.”

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy is based on the Dragons’ Den star’s vision of a centre of excellence for developing enterprise skills. OCVC is one of a national network of approved partner colleges.

Rosie and her fellow students will work on real life business challenges and take part in master-classes and workshops as they study for either level two or three qualifications.

Peter Jones said: “I believe that now is a critical time to engage and inspire our future entrepreneurs.”