Peter Done: Managing Director and Founder
Peter Done is Peninsula’s Founder and Managing Director.
In 1983, he started Peninsula with his brother, Fred, to offer 24/7 employment law, HR and health & safety support to small & fast-growing businesses. The reason?
The Done brothers had previously suffered poor legal advice at an employment tribunal, which led to them paying a hefty settlement. They realised SMEs needed a better, more affordable option…
Peninsula was launched as the first consultancy to make HR and health & safety services accessible to businesses of all sizes. From writing staff contracts and health & safety policies to tribunal representation, Peninsula offered complete support to take the stress out of running a business—without the expense of a local solicitor. As a result, the business grew to be the market leader.
Today, Peninsula looks after over 33,742 companies in the UK. It also offers services worldwide, with offices in the Republic of Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In 2018 & 2019, Glassdoor named Peter as one of the UK’s top CEOs, and The Sunday Times includes Peninsula in its annual Best Places to Work list. Peter is also regularly published in the Financial Times and Forbes.
And out of the office, he’s an avid match-going Manchester United fan.
Recent Blog Posts By Peter Done: Managing Director and Founder
Here's what I know: It’s time to get back to work
Rishi Sunak said recently that people should start getting back to the office for the benefit of their own careers. Sunak points to the long term rela... Read More
Here's what I know: the best thing business owners can focus on is their business
There’s no magic bullet to solving the COVID pandemic. Getting as many of us vaccinated as possible is the closest as we can have to one, and all empl... Read More
Here's what I know: Employers need help more than ever as we move beyond restrictions
Recent news coming out of the Department of Health, with a change at the top, seems to indicate a shift in policy as to how we'll deal with the pandem... Read More
Here’s what I know: Technology is transforming how we work
The pandemic has been described as the world's largest remote working experiment. Many businesses have adapted tremendously, learning new practices, a... Read More
Here’s what I know: the vaccination programme is a shot in the arm for business
The streets, parks and city centres are beginning to look busier now as things slowly begin to get back to normal. All the indicators suggest we are b... Read More
Here’s what I know: we can help more than ever right now
The streets, parks and city centres are beginning to look busier now as things slowly begin to get back to normal. Much of this is due to the fantasti... Read More
Here’s what I know: employers can lead the way on vaccines
More than 20 million people in the UK have now had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s an incredible achievement. Because it’s clear th... Read More
Here’s what I know: business will come back stronger than ever
There’s no doubt that these have been trying times for UK businesses. Along with the global pandemic and repeated periods of lockdown, we have also fa... Read More
Here’s what I know: the end is in sight
With the commencement of the national vaccine programme it’s beginning to feel as though there is some light at the end of the tunnel after this long ... Read More
Here’s what I know: strong foundations will help you weather the storm
Stephen Covey said, “If there’s one thing that’s certain in business, it’s uncertainty.” That’s never been truer than now. This time last year, none... Read More
Here’s what I know: mental health is as important as physical health
The last few weeks have seen more rapid change to our daily lives, with further amendments to the rules around workspaces and private gatherings, and ... Read More