From 1984 – 1987 Peter studied at Leicester Polytechnic, graduating with a 2:1 degree in Engineering Technology, with emphasis on Energy Options. After a couple of years as a freelance Energy Consultant undertaking energy surveys, in 1988 Peter joined EUS Ltd. a company specialising in emissions monitoring. EUS Ltd. were part of the FEC group of companies, and in 1995 Peter was part of a management buyout, which took EUS Ltd. out from the FEC umbrella. During this early period, in addition to his new responsibilities as a director and shareholder in the company, which included liaising with bankers and accountants, he was also responsible for overseeing, scheduling, checking and signing off, of all project work handled by the company.
He successfully negotiated 2 emissions monitoring contracts with The Environment Agency and over a 5 year period acted as Project Manager in the execution of those contracts. Peter has first hand experience of working and cooperating with both the EA and it’s Scottish equivalent, SEPA. He is well versed with the maintenance and implementation of both UKAS and ISO9000 quality systems.
During his time at EUS Peter gained experience on state of the art incineration plants as well as waste to energy and CHP Schemes. In 2000 he relinquished his shares in a management buy-out of EUS and decided to seek new challenges. Having always retained contact with Arthur Dobbin from his early days in the combustion industry, they decided to form a new company and Combustion Solutions was born in the summer of 2002.
Arthur has since retired in June 2011, and Peter has become the Managing Director and majority shareholder in the company.