Here’s what I know: Peninsula is celebrating 40 fabulous years

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Peninsula CEO Peter Done
Peter Done

Peter Done, Group Managing Director and Founder

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October marks Peninsula’s 40-year anniversary – and what a fabulous four decades it’s been.

Thanks to the efforts and expertise of our brilliant members of staff, Peninsula has helped thousands of businesses across the globe to reduce their costs and risks, whilst also helping them grow.

I couldn’t be prouder to celebrate 40 years of making sure that no client ever has to sit at home worrying about a workplace problem they have no clue how to fix.

I experienced firsthand the costly consequences of poor legal advice from an employment tribunal. So when I set up Peninsula in 1983, I wanted to help other businesses avoid the same fate. Apply now for a chance to win our services free for a year.

From humble beginnings as a team of 12 to employing 3,500 employees across five countries, we owe our success to each and every one of you who trusted us enough to support you on your business journey.

HR and Health & Safety is our bread and butter. It’s what we know and it’s what we do best. It’s why over 44,000 UK businesses (and counting) choose us.

In the beginning, we worked with 50 small business clients. Now, we have more than 120,000. So thank you to all our wonderful clients who have made this achievement possible.

If I’ve learned anything from these forty years, it’s that business owners must have resilience and determination. They must work hard and work smart. And they must understand the importance of being a team player, no matter how high up they are.

To achieve success, you must also achieve failure. You learn what works and what doesn’t work. It’s okay (and inevitable) to make mistakes. My biggest piece of advice is to always manage your expectations. Be happy when things go right but don’t get too excited. And don’t get too sad if something doesn’t go right.

To look after a business, you have to look after your own stress and wellbeing first. You’ve got to be able to take things on the chin and be ready to go back to the drawing board sometimes. Never be afraid to make decisions and try new things. The worst thing you can do is sit on the fence.

And when you have a talent, a strong team, and an ambitious mindset – these are the key ingredients to success. Want to win our services free for a whole year? Apply here.

Remember, the only way is up. And if you ever need us, you have:

  • 24-hour advice – pick up the phone to speak to an adviser any time, day or night.
  • Unlimited documentation support – get watertight contracts and policies drafted for you by legal experts to keep you safe from risk.
  • HR software – streamline your HR management using software to manage your staff holidays, absences, rotas, and more. Plus, keep your documents safely stored in one secure space.
  • Tribunal support – follow our step by step advice and you’re fully insured if the worst happens and you’re taken to a tribunal.

And don’t forget you can also use our AI bot Brainbox - to get instant answers to your biggest HR and Health & Safety queries. Enjoy 24/7 advice and documentation support free for a year, click here to apply.

We’re here to give you certainty and peace of mind. So, if you’re sitting on an issue or question, just give us a call. It’s what we’re here for.

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