Mr Iain Forsythe DL

Iain has been a career entrepreneur, starting Premier Kitchens & Bedrooms in 1992, at his home.

The Premier Group of Companies has grown considerably over the years, and now manufacturers, supplies and installs its own products from a network of showrooms across the East Midlands, and provides employment opportunities to over 120 staff.

Iain is a respected business leader and he has done much for the City of Peterborough, having been a Director of Opportunity Peterborough since 2011. This is an organisation that has worked to develop the City of Peterborough, and championed by Iain for more than 20 years, having led a ‘buy local’ campaign during the economic downturn of 2008; he continues to support and encourage many business people in the City.

Iain’s support for the City of Peterborough has always been evident through his charity and commercial activity. He plays an active and very supportive part in the civic life of the City, and freely gives up his time to mentor and support young entrepreneurs. Iain has been involved in many fund raising activities, having helped to raise more than £1million for local charities. This included raising money to refund the Peterborough Farepak customers, when the Company liquidated, and many were in danger of having a very bleak Christmas – he managed to raise £24,000 in 24 hours.

Iain was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire in 2019.