Managing Director, Contechs
Peter Jarvis sits in the driver’s seat of Contechs, a leading automotive design and engineering firm, and he prides the company on being the one manufacturers look to when developing and improving products. It works with some of the world’s largest automotive clients, including Ford and Jaguar Land Rover, and boasts a team of more than 1,000 people working in offices in the UK, Germany and Slovakia.
Peter is responsible for leadership, business strategy, overall performance and the profitability of the firm. The business hit a turnover of £67 million in the last financial year and aims to surpass the £100 million mark by 2021.
Contechs is particularly committed to helping its staff flourish, with significant investment in apprenticeships and graduates in a number of years. “The minds of tomorrow have been key in driving the rapid rate of growth we’ve seen in the business to date,” says Peter.
Named businessman of the year at the Midlands Business Awards 2016, Peter is confident that Contechs can play a defining role in the future: “I see Contechs as having the ability to shape the industry in the same way Apple has mobile phones.”