The CURRICULUM VITAE of Peter Gwenlan


Contact details:

Date of birth 27 July 1960

Marital Status Married to Ann in 1984

Children Two; Rebecca and Gareth

Nationality British

Driving Licence Full, clean (car owner)

Health Good - I have suffered no serious illness or injury and I am not receiving any medical treatment at this time.

Convictions I have not been convicted of any criminal offence.



October 2008 to the present

Cleaner employed by Solo Service Group, Swansea.

In October 2008, G.S. Associates lost the contract for cleaning B&Q to Solo Service Group, and I was transferred to thier employment.

January 2003 to October 2008

Cleaner employed by G.S. Associates (Scotland) Ltd.

In October 1997 I broke my leg whilst Window Cleaning. As it gradually caused more problems I was forced to give up the Window Cleaning business, and took employment for G.S. Associates, based at B&Q Caerphilly. We are responsible for all the cleaning of this store. On 22 September 2003 I was appointed Site Supervisor, in charge of a team of up to five. In December 2003 we won the regional "Store Standards" competition, and in March 2004 won the national competition. I am proud to say that we have the best B&Q in the UK!! On 26 March 2004 I passed Stage One of the BICSc (British Institute of Cleaning Science) "Cleaning Operators Proficiency Certificate"

In December 2006 we won the regional "Store Standards" competition again.

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March 1996 to March 2003

Self Employed Window Cleaner

Having moved to Caerphilly in December 1995, due to the shortage of work in my field in this area, I have built up a successful Window Cleaning Business, with approximately 450 clients on a monthly basis

I would welcome an opportunity to enter the Lecturing field.

Further to developing my personal and family websites, I am willing to offer my services in this area to both private and commercial individuals. Please email me for further information!

November 1995 to March 1996


Due to my moving from Cleveland to Caerphilly, I was unemployed for this brief period. The move was forced because of sickness of my Parents here in Caerphilly

November 1988 to November 1995

Cleveland County Council, Middlesbrough.

Architectural Technician acting as Lead Officer on a wide range of projects up to £250,000 covering all aspects from feasibility stage to completion, involving development of the brief through liaison with the Client, coordinating the Design Team, building and land survey work, production of working drawings, formulating of programmes, specification writing, preparation of tender documents, contractual administration and site supervision, including pre-contract/start meetings and Design Team meetings, preparing minutes, responsibility for Architect's Instructions, Variations, Orders, Claims and Assistant Planning Supervisor under CDM. Other duties include production of Committee presentation drawings, supervision of junior members of staff such as Works Experience Trainees and monitoring their work accordingly, responsibility for fee expenditure and monitoring programmes, keeping senior staff advised on all aspects of projects. I have had extensive experience on mainframe C.A.D. system, with limited experience on 'Autocad'. Projects have included all types of education establishments, Social Services homes and centres, Police Stations and Libraries

Additionally, I have carried out the design and working drawings for new meeting halls for the Seaham Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Alnwick Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, including full Planning and Building Control approvals, full timber-frame structural calculations, a tacheometric theodolite survey, site supervision, materials purchasing and control of all health & safety matters. This work was carried out voluntarily and in my own time.

Salary - £16,000pa (Local Government scale 6)

Reason for leaving - Local Government Reorganization together with family circumstances

March 1987 - November 1988

Architectural Technician for Lesser Design & Build, Teddington, Middx.

Contract work and permanent staff, producing detailed working drawings and presentation drawings for a variety of multi-million pound projects, including offices, hotels and shopping supermarkets.

Reason for leaving - house move

August 1980 - February 1987

Self Employed Architectural Technician; Didcot, Oxfordshire and Uxbridge, Middx.

Private work included full planning & building regulation applications for domestic extensions, garages, loft conversions.

Minor structural calculations, land surveying, refurbishment of older properties.

Contract work included work for Milton Trading Estate, Oxon. -

Alterations to warehouses, design of new units, planning & building regulation applications, surveying of roads & units, setting out landscaping areas.

Reason for leaving - reduced work load & family commitments.

July 1979 - July 1980

Dawes Dingle RIBA, Torquay, Devon.

Trainee Technician on a variety of projects, mainly small domestic works. Duties included surveying, preparing planning & working drawings.

Reason for leaving - opportunity of becoming Freelance.


I am a non-smoker.

I was a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Building. I stopped my membership due to the high fees once I became Self-employed.

My MCIOB certificate can be found at this page:MCIOB

I am not a member of any trade union.


I enjoy reading, home computing and drawing. I have produced a personal family website, dedicated to my family tree, and have also produced several watercolour paintings. These can be see at this link...Link to family website

I also have a basic knowledge of British Sign Language.


Mr. E. Twedlle
BA(Hons) Dip. Arch. RIBA
Chief Assistant Architect
Property Services Department
Cleveland County Council
Teesside House
108a Borough Road
Mr. J. Rushton
BA(Hons) Dip. Arch. RIBA
Chief Assistant Architect
Property Services Department
Cleveland County Council
Teesside House
108a Borough Road

May 2007

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