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
Why staying focussed is the key to business development
Jack Canfield, the highly successful American author and motivational speaker, made the following observation: “Successful people maintain a positive ... Read More
The importance of clear internal communication
Many companies place a huge focus and investment on communicating their message to the outside world. They spend a fortune on advertising, marketing,... Read More
The Sunday Times , Business Doctor: How do I deal with an employee absent with stress.
PJ writes: I have a member of staff who has been off work for almost four months citing stress as the official reason from the doctor. Is there any po... Read More
Precautions to take when considering an acquisition
As the economy improves, many company owners begin to think about ways to develop their businesses and capitalise on a better financial backdrop. One ... Read More
Business Doctor: From sick leave to annual leave.
SI writes: One of my employees has been off sick for the past three weeks. She has been paid statutory sick pay and is asking whether she can take the... Read More
Is there such a thing as work-life balance?
Alain de Botton, the Swiss philosopher, one said: “There is no such thing as a work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life”.... Read More
Home workers need skilful management - Business Doctor
WD writes: I am planning to employ a number of staff in various areas of the country. However, because of the distance from the office they will need ... Read More