Peter Andrews

peter-andrewsPeter is a qualified teacher. He has worked in inner-city schools in London and Birmingham. He left teaching to go into the life insurance industry, first as a Sales Manager then a Training Manager.

Since moving to Bath in 1990 he has been involved in many community and sustainability projects including the setting up of Britain’s first farmers’ market, starting a Car Share Club in Bath, a Local Exchange and Trade Scheme (LETS) and been chair of several environmental groups. He was an advisor to the Local Agenda 21 committee and is currently a sustainability advisor to the B&NES Local Strategic Partnership. He was also co-organiser of England’s only Fare Strike in response to worsening conditions and increased prices on First Great Western trains

IN 20120 he became a founder director of the award winning Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE) a Community Benefit Society which has gone on to become the largest Community Energy Company in England. His function has been to oversee the raising of funds from community and individual sources and manage the press and media. In total BWCE has raised over £12.5 million pounds across 7 fundraises. Approximately half of that sum has come form bank and other debt from rest from the public at large. His most recent project was to raise £2.36 million in public investment in shares and bonds, via the crowdfunding platform Ethex, for the purchase of a 5MW solar array near Crewkerne in Somerset.

He also owns and runs eco-logic books a small publishing house which specialises in books and other media that provide practical solutions to environmental problems.