Peter Bell

Founder - The Commercial Tenants Association

Peter has been a senior executive in, and consultant to, businesses in the IT and Commercial Property sectors since 1987. His extensive experience and knowledge of a wide variety of disciplines includes the initiation and implementation of high profile, mission critical and technology-driven projects.

Over the past 20 years he has managed/delivered projects as diverse as the new office design and ultimate relocation of 1800 employees for Enron (1999), the design and build of the European Trading Floor for El Paso Energy (2001) through to the business and technology integration of ABSA Bank into Barclays Bank (2005/6).

He was, from Jan 2009 to October 2011, the Principle Consultant on the creation of MF Global’s new European HQ in Canary Wharf. This included the building of a new off-site data centre and the upgrade of their disaster recovery facility. Latterly he managed the set up of offices in Geneva, Amsterdam & Mumbai.

A serial entrepreneur, he founded Thrive Hubs in 2013 which he subsequently sold to developers in Exeter and Plymouth and acquired the workplace design and consultancy Interactive Space in 2017.

Peter is a consummate communicator, an innovative sales and marketing professional and a forward thinking business strategist. ‘Post Brexit’ he sits on the Council and consults to the Board of the British Chamber of Commerce EU & Belgium.

He has received recognition for his business acumen from KPMG (Young Entrepreneur 1992) and Institute of Directors (Diploma in Company Direction 1997).