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Peter Aston

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Peter Aston
email: peteraston @ btinternet.com
phone: +44 7971 805 372
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Following a career in automotive engineering, Peter formed Congleton Sustainability Group in 2009 in response to a town strategy light on environmental responsibility. He has built a reputation for raising external funding and delivering innovative programmes to raise the profile of sustainability across community groups, businesses and the public sector in the NW. In parallel he is a freelance consultant developing strategic direction for SMEs.

Skills

Facilitating organisations/people to achieve; challenging people/organisations to ‘do the right things then do those right things right’; facilitating process management balanced with regular review at the right responsibility level in the organisation; structuring funding bids; managing partnerships across community groups/business/public sector; critical reasoning; creative, inquisitive and thorough.

History

2008 2012 Strategic and operations management in GreenUrban Technologies Limited – design and manufacturer of commercial vehicle emissions equipment.
General management in Per-Tec Limited – design and supply of innovative diesel exhaust emission control equipment.
2004 2009 Freelance consultant delivering organisational change.
Interim head of purchasing at Alstom building Virgin Train’s Pendolino project.
2003 2004 freelance consultant delivering logistics project for ERF commercial vehicle manufacturer.
2000 2001 executive roles in supply and manufacturing at Rolls-Royce and Bentley Cars.
2000 2001 logistics management in Land Rover and Rover Cars.
production engineer at Austin Morris.

Company Directorships

  • Congleton Young People’s Trust Ltd
  • Visyon Ltd
  • Congleton Learning Partnership Ltd
  • Beartown’s Food Ltd.
  • Mbollou Ltd.

Pro bono involvements

  • chair of Cheshire & Warrington Carbon reduction and Sustainability Commission
  • chair of Cheshire & Warrington Sustainability Alliance
  • Congleton Partnership
  • community governor of Quinta Primary School, Congleton
  • chair of Congleton History Society
  • trustee of Congleton Museum
 
 

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