Peter joined the Academy following a career in IT where for many years he managed and delivered services for House of Fraser. He went on to work for British Car Auctions where he started new IT support systems and most recently worked as a freelance IT consultant. Peter first came to the Academy in 2012 when he joined the five day Basic Woodworking short course after which he built a strip plank Canadian canoe. With a love of woodworking and sailing, Peter returned to the Academy to expand his woodworking skills. After the course he will repair and make boats and furniture.