Born and raised in Birmingham, Peter brings his Sikh faith to his commitment to business and philanthropy in Britain 'Working hard to generate wealth is good, but only if the fruits of one's labours are distributed well.' For Peter, the attraction of successful business is about engaging leadership around central human concerns.
It was the opportunity to use his
natural business acumen that led him into property development, initially working alongside his
father to build nursing homes.
In the 1990's, he founded B & S Property with a business partner and the company now manages property assets worth in excess of £4bn.
The company's diverse portfolio has been built on long-term income assets with strong covenants and the creation of additional value to the property; it includes offices, retail space, hotels and even gym locations.
Over the years Peter
has diversified his
interests with his
business portfolio now including a renewable energy company, an insurance brokerage and a commodities trading company, PV Energy Ltd, Bircroft Insurance Services and Winckley Traders Limited
Through PV Energy
has been involved with a number of capital based projects to provide large scale funding for the agricultural sector in India and more recently in the Caribbean.
continues to be involved in new business ventures and enjoys using his
years of experience and wide network of contacts to assist new and struggling businesses and charities.
is a patron of the NSPCC and played a substantial role as a donor in the building of the Hargreaves Centre
Peter is on the board of the English National Opera and on the philanthropy advisory board of Coutts & Co.
Charity and helping the community is a fundamental tenet of the Sikh faith and is the premise behind Peter's wish to change people's lives for the better.
To this end, Peter set up The Virdee Foundation
in 2011 with the primary aim to relieve the needs of women and children across the globe who have or who are in danger of suffering mental, physical or sexual abuse.
Over the years The Virdee Foundation
has supported numerous charities and initiatives with donations and assistance with fund-raising events.
was delighted to become a Visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University
and have the opportunity to engage with the next generation of potential business and community leaders.