CV

PETER ANDERSON
Living in Swansea.
tel: 07971 219 848
email: me@petera.co.uk |   website: www.petera.co.uk  |   LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/peterandersonuk/

PROFILE
I am a very capable and enthusiastic individual with great deal of life experience. I am able to work well on my own initiative and as part of a team. I have proven leadership skills involving managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve their objectives. I have strong analytical, design and problem solving skills and am dedicated to maintaining high quality standards. I thrive on new challenges and learning new skills and enjoy working with and helping other people reach their goals.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Colleges Wales Award Finalist 2014
  • Times Education Supplement Award Finalist 2014
  • Digital Entrepreneur Award Finalist 2013
  • Revolutionary Award finalist in the Prime Minister’s Social Innovations Awards 2008
  • Created from scratch, Pembrokeshire’s “Restaurant of the Year”, 2005/06.
  • Created from scratch, one of South West Wales’ leading IT & technical support companies.
  • Created possibly the first triple decker bus in the world!
  • Sailed across the Atlantic.
2009/ongoing – Shire Web Development
http://www.shirewebdev.org.uk

  • Specialising in building high functionality websites at very affordable prices, largely for the social sector.
  • Capacity building with local organisations, helping them on their journey from web 1.0 (static) to web 2.0 (interactive), with web 3.0 (personalised) to follow shortly!
  • Focused on training, placement opportunities and job creation in partnership with local education providers.

Shire Web Development

Shire Web Development: Building websites that can do just about anything for next to nothing!

Vocaleyes: Advanced online engagement & participation tools for any organisation, group or community.

VocalEyes: Advanced online engagement & participation tools for any organisation, group or community.

2007/ongoing – VocalEyes
http://www.vocaleyes.org

  • Colleges Wales Finalist 2014
  • Times Education Supplement Finalist 2014
  • Digital Entrepreneur Finalist 2013
  • Building advanced democratic and bottom up decision making tools, accessible to all groups and communities
  • Over 150k of grants received between 2007 and 2014
  • Support from Ministry of Justice, Somerset County Council, NESTA,
  • Established in Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot, Lakes Cumbria colleges & Trinity St Davids University amongst other schools, groups, businesses and communities.
2003/ongoing – LocalEyes
http://www.localeyes.org

  • Building a comprehensive local social network for all UK communities
  • 50k of grants received between 2006 and 2008
  • Support from NESTA, UnLtd, WCVA, Citizens Online
  • Nominated for “The Revolutionary Award” in the Prime Minister’s UK awards for Social Innovation 2008

LocalEyes: A Comprehensive, Local Social Network

LocalEyes: A Comprehensive, Local Social Network

The Studio: Music Workshops

The Studio: Music Workshops

2006/08 – The Studio, Music Workshops

  • Vocal and instrumental music workshops
2005 – Tsunami Appeal CD

  • Compiled 15 acoustic acts based in Pembrokeshire to create this “Acoustic Sessions” CD
  • Currently in the process of selling our target of 2000 CDs with the hope of raising over £20,000
  • 999 seater Gig organised for March 5th, 2005 will launch the CD and raise another £10,000 for the appeal

Tsunami Appeal CD

Tsunami Appeal CD

Nautilus Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

Nautilus Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

2004/05 – Nautilus Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

  • Setup cafe, bar & restaurant from breeze block & concrete shell in 5 months
  • Won Pembrokeshire’s “Restaurant of the Year” 2005/06
2004/ongoing – The Shire Initiative
http://www.shireinitiative.org

  • Founder of the Shire Initiative, an incubator for innovative community building projects.
The Shire Initiative

The Shire Initiative

Widow Twankeys Laundrette

Widow Twankeys Laundrette

2003/04 – Widow Twankeys Laundrette

  • Refurbished, re branded & re marketed this thriving laundrette in Prendergast, Haverfordwest
1999/2004 – Buzinet Solutions
http://www.buzinetsolutions.com

  • Founded & managed all aspects of what is now one of the leading web design, hosting & technical support company in South West Wales

Buzinet Solutions

Buzinet Solutions

Hoochie Coochie Blues Band

Hoochie Coochie Blues Band

2002/03 – The Hoochie Coochie Blues Band

  • Saxophonist in this blues band
  • Became very popular on the Pembrokeshire music scene with our highlight being our support gig for Dr. Feel Good
1998/99 – Combined Insurance Company of America, (Pembs. district).

  • Selling personal accident insurance.
  • Awarded top salesman in Pembrokeshire.
1997/98 – 3D Event Management, Melton Mowbray, Leics.

  • Set up own business managing the coordination of public events

"3D" Double Decker Diner

“3D” Double Decker Diner

1996/98 – ’3D’ Double Decker Diner

  • Set up own business by converting a derelict double decker bus into a mobile restaurant.
  • Successfully managed the business, catering for events such as Glastonbury Festival, (backstage for the bands and crew), Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Weston Park and Longleat Safari Park.
1997/98 – Staybrite windows. (Leicester branch).

  • Awarded top salesman nationwide.
1995/96 – West Wales Windsurfing and Sailing, Dale, Pembs, Wales.

  • In charge of running all advanced sailing, windsurfing, catamaran, powerboat and maintenance courses.
  • Offered the position of management.

Hobie sailing in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Hobie sailing in Dale, Pembrokeshire

1994/95 – Alaskan Tours, Juneau, Alaska, U.S.A.

  • Selling a wide variety of different Alaskan tours.
  • Promoted to sales manager in charge of a team of 5 other reps.

1993/94 – Ka-anapali Sailing Center, Lahina, Maui, U.S.A.

  • Guiding whale watching trips and teaching on catamarans.
  • Senior instructor, managing 4 hotel sites with 8 staff.

1992/93 – Radisson Le Flamboyant, St. Martin, Caribbean, U.S.A.

  • Entertaining and looking after the well-being of between 300 and 500 guests.
  • Head entertainer, organizing all activities and entertainment, including on stage performances with 3 staff.

1992/93 – Moorings Yacht Deliveries, St Martin, Caribbean, U.S.A.

  • Delivering 40/60ft yachts.
  • Atlantic crossing made from France via the Canary Islands to Antigua.
  • Skippered 6 deliveries in-between the Caribbean islands.

1988/92 – Sunsail International, Portsmouth, U.K.

  • Teaching all kinds of sailing activities.
  • Managing and head chef the summer children’s’ campsite.


TRAINING COURSES

Choir leading
Direct sales
Sound therapy
All manor of advanced sailing and windsurfing instructor courses
Powerboat handling
First aid

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

King Edward VII Upper school, Melton Mowbray
7 GCSEs – 1 x A (geography), 5 x Cs & 1 x D

PERSONAL DETAILS:

Date of Birth: 9th April 1973

Marital status: in committed relationship

Driving licence: full

INTEREST & HOBBIES:

Social engineering, democracy, empowerment, psychology, community choirs, composing & playing music (guitar, saxophone, piano & drums), singing & voice work, philosophy, anthroposophy, fitness, healthy eating, kite surfing, sailing.