In each issue, we introduce you to one of our mentors by telling you about their experience and giving you their answers to 3 questions, to include their own ‘top time-saving tip’.
Peter’s entire career has been within the creative industries. He built a successful communication agency advising clients on communication strategy and producing programmes, events, and presentations across a wide range of media, ultimately specialising in employee engagement. Peter went on to set up Every Sense, a specialist business consultancy helping creative agencies and production companies grow, prosper, and achieve their potential. Peter works with individuals, management teams and employees to co-create a strong vision for their business and put in place the structures and processes to enable them to deliver that vision. Particular expertise in developing strategy, building teams and embedding vision and purpose within organisations. I’m proud to now be part of Charity Mentors where I can use my commercial experience to help charities thrive.
1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement is having spent my life surrounded by passionate, energetic, creative people. Any success I have had owes everything to them.
2. What do you like to do outside of work?
Having stepped back from fee earning work over the past couple of years nearly all my time is now outside work! This has enabled me to rekindle my interests in art and photography. I’m a keen sailor and very much at home on the water. More importantly spending time with my five kids, seven grandchildren and extended family, much missed over the past year.
3. As a busy person wearing various hats, what’s your ‘top time-saving tip’ ?
A famous artist once said a painting is never finished until it’s sold. Up until then there is an opportunity to make changes. Like many creative thinkers I mull things over until I am forced to commit, whether that’s the development of a business strategy or a communications programme. That doesn’t lead to great time management, but I’ve never missed a deadline.