Peter Forrest

Peter Forrest

Having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1977, Peter founded his own private practice in 1981 dealing in a wide range of professional work for more than 20 years. In tandem, he co-founded and managed various property development companies together with a successful design-and-build construction company. In parallel, he provided consultancy services to a variety of property developers and builders involved in new build and refurbishment of residential, office and industrial properties..

Peter continues to provide design-and-build consultancy services for property developers, having retired as a Chartered Surveyor in 1996. Since then, he continued to manage his own property portfolio, while researching new approaches to ‘real education’ in its key role ‘to bring out from within’. He founded The Holistic Education Foundation Co. Ltd in 1997 to develop and test new approaches to life-long learning supported by cutting-edge digital technology.

The Company has developed tglhubs.com as a unique digital platform to initiate the growth of new social-cultural-economic networks allied to debt-free systems for banking and barter. Essentially, the tglhubs software enables people to generate a new debt-free local currency by choosing to exchange their skills, time and knowledge. This additional local liquidity provides an impetus for growth in a new barter market founded on creative collaboration, common sense and common values.

Peter is now working with Davids Alexander, Dickinson and Oliver to integrate his tglhubs platform into the Future Society Platform for ongoing testing and development in local pilot projects designed to address community health and well-being.