pjb Associates is led by Senior Partner Peter Bates who brings together associates for specific projects as a when required. He is now focusing stimulating the development of the Circular Economy.
By, adopting Circular Economy principles can be taken at all levels of society. pjb Associates is starting to work with communities and SMEs (small and medium enterprises) in helping them to realise the new opportunities that the circular economy holds for developing sustainable communities and new business models.
For more than 28 years, Peter Bates has run a small consultancy and a sustainable business development company pjb Associates that focused on innovative ways of doing things particularly using new technologies.
Starting with innovative approaches to learning through e-learning, m-learning (mobile Learning) and t-learning (TV based interactive and personalised TV); he moved onto personalisation and video-based solutions for e-commerce; energy saving and generation solutions in the home and now the circular economy and the finding low carbon solutions for transporting people to main transport hubs - through developing integrated Mobility as a Service (MaaS) by acting as the facility to find the "glue" that will bring it all together.
Innovation, creativity and lateral thinking are the common themes and transferable skills that run through all these activities.
In 2011 he also founded and is a director of what has become a not-for-profit social enterprise "The 80percent Hub" that helped communities to save energy and reduce carbon emissions through economically-sustainable smart-living.
He was a Director of Internet Television Productions Ltd and also a Director of its sister company ITP Vision Ltd. Both of which focused on the development of Personalised and Internet TV.
Peter's work has involved analysing, monitoring and evaluating developments concerning managerial and technological issues related to current and future developments in networked learning. This has resulted in successfully managing and completing many projects and reports for the European Parliament, European Commission, UNESCO and other small and large commercial companies and national agencies. He has also worked on many research, development, implementation, dissemination projects as well as managing small and medium sized projects simultaneously. This has involved travelling and working in various parts of Europe, USA, Brazil and Central Asia.
He has also spent fifteen years teaching in secondary and further education and in the advisory service in various parts of England and Wales. He has taught on Master's and other post graduate courses in England and Portugal. He was a cabinet governor (like board of Directors) at Ely College, a secondary school in Cambridgeshire, UK with more than 1200 students and a budget of more than ££6.5m.