Peter Done: Group 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: Group Managing Director and Founder
Here's what I know: leaders need to build trust
Trust is key to any relationship – and work is no exception. You might be the boss, but you still have to earn your worker’s trust. Your staff depend... Read More
Here’s what I know: workplace stress is a killer of success
No job is inherently stressful. Stress is like friction. It’s a wedge between an individual and their job. How do you fix friction? You start by find... Read More
Here’s what I know: every business has managers, but few have a leader
In business, there’s a clear differentiation between being a leader and a manager. Leaders drive great results from their team by leading by example, ... Read More
Here’s what I know: you can only fix a faulty culture from the top
This past month, two British institutions have been rocked by scandals. While behaviour from Met Police officers sparked claims of misogyny and racis... Read More
Here’s what I know: resignations will rocket in 2022
Resignations always rise in January. As workers head into the new year, they reflect on big changes they’d like to make in their life. But this year,... Read More
Here’s what I know: now’s the time to tighten your COVID safety measures
We’re back in frustrating territory: a worrying COVID-19 variant has hit the UK. As the ‘Omicron’ variant causes widespread concern, the government h... Read More
Here’s what I know: it’s essential to prepare now for Plan B
With the NHS Confederation calling for the government to implement its Plan B COVID restrictions to prevent another crisis this winter, how quickly sh... Read More
Here’s what I know: there’s always an opportunity
The former CEO of Intel, Andy Grove, once said, “Bad companies are destroyed by crises, good companies survive them, great companies thrive on them.”I... Read More
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