I genuinely think that I am one of those most annoying people that wake up every morning looking forward to my daily/work business day. Because I love every moment of every day, I really do!

Ever since leaving school at sixteen and a half, I’ve been blessed with this personal trait.

From 1987 to 1999, my passion for work was in the tennis industry, not only coaching, retailing, promoting and playing but building a strong team of coaches, running sporting holidays, UK and European tennis camps, local municipal sites and clubs.

Taking advantage of the late 1990s property boom and general mortgage facilities, I managed to build a strong portfolio of HMOs (Houses with Multiple Occupation) and worked on ‘flipping’ (buying then selling quickly) new builds and simple refurbs.

Then a mixture of creative flair, coincidence and a small dollop of luck led me to the ever expanding hair and barbering industry, allowing me to grow/manage a chain of shops across the South West of England.

Due to the success of this venture, I now have the time to spend looking for new business opportunities, whether it be in the hospitality or entertainment industries … or wherever.

I have a philosophy that when you are really busy, say YES to another idea because I always feel that one idea leads to another which leads to another. They all tend to cross-pollenise each other. Strangely, some of the best ideas have been when I haven’t even been thinking of an idea.

"Rise up, start fresh, see the bright opportunity in each new day"

 Giles Cooper interviews Peter Beardshaw

Interview with Peter Beardshaw  (Head of Risk Management at Accenture) at the City Ski Championships 2016 in the Swiss resort of Verbier.

“Give me a shout if you have new business opportunities”

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