About Peter Wilding
Peter is one of Britain’s leading political commentators and bloggers on business, politics and global trends. He can be found on Twitter @eurorealist. He is a regular columnist and writes for various national newspapers. Peter is a regular contributor to BBC and global radio and television programmes. Peter co-hosts a weekly videocast with available through iTunes, Google Podcasts and all other major podcast platforms.
Peter has been at the centre of business and politics for 25 years. He invented the word Brexit and, in his book, What Next? created the theory of Smart Power – how countries, business and people can maximise their influence to measure and achieve their aims.
He has worked in international political and commercial environments. He practices as a solicitor specialising in European law. He has stood for the UK and EU Parliaments and was appointed by former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, as Media and Policy Director of the Conservative Party in the EU from 2005-2008. He has worked extensively in government relations having been Director of the Brussels-based lobbying firm, Teneo Cabinet DN, and Europe Director of BSkyB.
He founded British Influence in 2012.
“In the galaxy of pro-EU groups that has emerged in recent years, British Influence stands out as one of the most well-connected. It is a pro-single market think tank with impeccable contacts in diplomatic spheres. ” Sunday Telegraph
Peter Wilding is about gearing clients to get out of the defensive and shape the reputational and regulatory circumstances that impact their business environment. Or, to shape the relevant circumstances so as to create an ideal environment, for new business development. In other words: “Make money out of your challenges by creating opportunities”. This can be done if the client has (1) the right frame of mind, (2) the right motivation and (3) the right tools.
Peter joined Time & Place Consulting as Senior Associate in 2018 where together with legal experts, ex-CEOs, former politicians, former Association Management executives, and government relations specialists from across Europe, he provides holistic strategic communications services with international outreach.