Peter Mitchell

BA (Hons)
Chief Executive

Peter has a BA (Hons) in Politics, Economics and Law, an Economics & Marketing Post Graduate Masters and holds a Diploma in Public Health and, if he ever finishes his 30,000-word dissertation, he will have a doctorate in Public Health, however he doubt’s he’ll ever have the time.

Peter has held numerous senior roles in both the public and private sector, as a Finance Officer and CEO of a large multi-million kitchen manufacturing retailer. 

Peter co-founded The Big Help Project in early 2011, with his initial budget of £35,000 income in year 1, The Big Help Project turned over in excess of £10m last year and has circa 100 employees. The Big Help Project either owns or manages in excess of 1,500 units nationwide with offices in Liverpool, Knowsley, the West Midlands, North Wales and London. 

Alongside this, Peter has held senior public appointments, he was a ministerial appointment to the board of North Liverpool Primary Care Trust (PCT) which managed all primary care in the North Liverpool area. Peter then became Chair of the board and was the first Chair of the joint Liverpool PCT in 2006. 

Peter chaired the Alt Valley Partnership Board, which over a 6-year period commissioned over £1bn worth of Objective One funding across the Liverpool City Region.

Peter was appointed to the board of Cobalt Housing in 2007 and was chair for the last 4 years of his tenure which ended in October 2018. Cobalt Housing owns 6,000 units with a turnover of £30m and with a surplus of circa £6m each year. In 2016, Peter also led the Cobalt Housing demerger from 41,000 home Symphony Housing Group.

In 2010 Peter was elected as a Liverpool Councillor and had responsibility for all of Liverpool’s parks and open spaces from 2012 for 4 years but is thankfully winding down this side of his career and will step down in May 2022.