Peter Candler

Peter Candler, Managing Director

Managing Director

Peter is managing director of Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle’s first luxury boutique hotel which won AA Hotel of the Year in 2008-09, three years after opening. This was followed by the Good Hotel Guide’s Cesar Award for City Hotel of the Year in 2013.

A converted Arts and Crafts mansion, the hotel is one of many award-winning commercial and residential developments that Peter’s company, Rivergreen Developments plc, has undertaken in the North East. Established in 1991, Durham-based Rivergreen specialises in repairing and refurbishing Listed buildings in sensitive locations, and is also well known for its contribution to regeneration in disadvantaged areas.

Its work has been recognised by English Heritage, RIBA, the Civic Trust, and local and central governments. The company’s main office at Aykley Heads in Durham received the 2007 RICS Sustainability Project of the Year, and in the same year Peter gained an Outstanding Achievement Award from Constructing Excellence North East.
Peter is passionate about gardening (he may be spotted pruning the pub’s plants and fruit trees), the Times crossword and making chilli jam.

Little-known fact: Peter played football for England Schoolboys.

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