Pete Colby, Director
Over 30 years in industry, Pete has managed factories with highly demanding customers, challenging Trade Unions and hundreds of employees reporting to him. He's worked his way from the ‘coal-face’ on shop floors through to executive level for global blue-chip organisations such as Rolls-Royce. Through this varied experience he's dealt with most people-related challenges from every angle.
Throughout his career Pete has guided individuals, teams and organisations in not only resolving disputes, but also helping them to develop relationships, enhance working environments and evolve organisational cultures.
Pete attributes his passion for people engagement to being educated at “the University of Life”. He sees qualifications as secondary to experience, but he does have a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Strategic HR, distinctions in Employment Law, he's a qualified and registered Mediator (Civil, Commercial and Workplace) and is also a Fellow of the CIPD (FCIPD).
Pete is married to Liz and they have a 7 year old daughter, who he says already thinks she’s a teenager. He's a real animal lover and has kept most pets but currently only has dogs and chickens. In his spare time Pete does lots of DIY, having managed a large home improvement project over the last few years – which he hopes one day will actually be completed - if he gets the time.
It’s the pragmatism that Pete believes in so passionately that inspired him to launch Pragmatism (UK) Ltd, and he leads the business with an ethos of accountability, collaboration and (of course) pragmatism.
For more information see Pete's LinkedIn profile or see our mediation panel.