Peter is hungry for social justice and believes that social enterprise provides one of our very best hopes. He’s passionate about communities creating change through innovation.
Prior to joining Social Enterprise UK, Peter was founding CEO of Sunlight Development Trust, a social enterprise that delivers a wide range of integrated community services, including youth engagement, health services, parenting support and support for the elderly. To support these initiatives he established a network of award winning social enterprises including event catering, community radio, property management and digital media services.
In 2007, Peter was appointed to be one of the UK’s Social Enterprise Ambassadors. He is a member of the Government’s mutuals taskforce, employee engagement taskforce and is a board member of Big Society Trust, overseeing the delivery of Big Society Capital. Peter has previously worked for Oxfam, Greenpeace, Marks and Spencer and Body Shop International.
He takes inspiration from a wide range of social enterprises but PM Training, Hill Holt Wood, The People’s Food Company, Bikeworks, Canolfan y Dechnoleg Amgen (Wales), and 10,000HOURS CIC are among his current favourites.