Peter is a Chartered Engineer and Technologist, FIMechE, Ex MD and Chief Engineer, with a track record of turning around 9 companies across a range of market sectors, through finding new markets and sourcing new technologies, rather than excessive restructuring.

Having established new businesses for major multi-nationals such as Perkins Engines, United Scientific and Cobham plc and built order-books of up to £160m, primarily in the Defence, Automotive, Aerospace, Marine and Environmental sectors, in recent years he has focused on technology start-ups, spin-outs and turnarounds from government and academic research centres, managing the transition from working technology to long term sustainable business.

His experience in leading-edge engineering development has often proved invaluable in resolving seemingly insuperable technical issues, whereas the breadth of his market knowledge and connections has enabled him, not just to secure first orders, but to build the broader business base needed for growth.

Well-used to dealing with UK and other governments at Ministerial level on major contracts, he has also been advising on fostering both innovation and economic regeneration and, in particular, the simple change of mindset needed within government institutions to provide a powerful catalyst for economic growth.