In 1984 Peter established Seetec, as an ITeC, with funding from the DTI, MSC, Essex and Rochford Councils and with the private sector sponsors – Access, British Telecom, ICL and Sony. Based in Hockley, Essex, where the Group’s head office is still located, it provided intensive 12-month training programmes for unemployed trainees and later adults, leading to careers in programming, personal computing, and electronics.
As a founder of Seetec, over 35-years he grew the business from six staff members to over 2,000 and to a turnover of £150m. Seetec is now one of the leading public and business service employability, justice and skills specialists in the UK and Ireland. Over the years he has led a diversified portfolio of businesses as a computer reseller, developing a software house in health informatics, providing open learning and TBT. He is passionate about corporate social responsibility and supporting charitable projects, local communities, and their environment, including the conservation of woodlands and heritage assets.
He has been privileged to work with a hard-working management team, passionate co-founders and dedicated colleagues who share the same spirit and passion for improving people’s lives. From the beginning, employee ownership and a culture of creating profit for social good, has sat at the heart of the business. As Seetec Founder, Peter believes it was a logical step for colleagues to take on the ownership of the business. This is because Seetec was founded to help people take ownership and responsibility over their lives. Peter will continue to support the embedding of employee ownership and the Group’s future growth ambition.