has nearly 30 years of senior management experience with a successful track record in achieving challenging business objectives, notably the setting up of new services, opening new offices and growing businesses.
possesses effective change management, relationship building and client management skills, is able to combine business development, consultancy delivery and internal management/direction.
builds teams with an enthusiastic, positive and flexible style, adopting a pragmatic management approach.
Pete started as a junior manager in Post Office Telecoms, progressed through various management and internal consultancy roles, then in 1982 joined Consumer Products, within BT Enterprises, participating in the establishment and management of a £500m business.
was also sponsored by BT
to study full time for his
In 1987, he joined Hoskyns to deliver training in project management, leadership, systems analysis and communication.
He was promoted to Managing Consultant, responsible for the performance of a Consultant team and client management for Lloyds Bank.
Pete joined Duhig Berry in 1991 and managed the growth and modernising of training services, including the successful launch of their flagship ISEB 10 day course.
undertook a number of programme and project management related consultancy assignments for clients embarking on business change initiatives such as Pfizer, De Vere and Walsh International
A key achievement, as client manager for Pfizer
in US and Europe for 8 years, was £10m revenue earned from this client.
launched and managed a new contract project management service that underpinned the transformation and growth of Duhig Berry from a £1m training supplier to a £5m project management company.
In 1994, he developed the business case, gained Board approval, implemented and managed Duhig Berry's Northern Division in Manchester and became a Director.
Pete went on to win the company's first North American business, establish its New York subsidiary and became COO.
participated fully in the acquisition by OSI
and was responsible for the change management aspects that were considered a success.
Pete was appointed Director of Emerging Sectors in OSI, responsible for global business development in Pharma, Telecoms, Government, Service Providers and Industry & Commerce, with a team of 10.
The Emerging Sectors business grew from £3m to £24m in 3 years, including a 300% increase in the US business to $8m.
Pete was involved in the acquisition of OSI by FI Group and contributed to the formation of Xansa, bringing together the separate businesses of Druid, OSI and FI in 2001, becoming Sales Director for Business Change.
In 2003, he was appointed Chief Executive of Pearce Mayfield, responsible for the P+L, business management, overall business development and relationships with major clients and partners, where he grew the team, the company's profile and increased turnover from less than £0.5m to £1.8m in 4 years.
In August 2008, Pete became an independent consultant, specialising in business planning, development and change management.
Since 2009, he
has provided management coaching as part of the NWDA High Growth Programme.