Over 25 years
of successful
business leadership

P.A.C. Growth Advisory LLP was founded by Peter Cowgill, former Executive Chairman of JD Sports Fashion Plc, a UK based FTSE100 company which is a leading global omnichannel retailer of Sports, Fashion and Outdoor brands.

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Expertise and Proven Track Record

Peter was Executive Chairman of the company since 2004 and under his leadership the JD Group developed significantly, going from a breakeven position when he joined, to generating a profit before tax and exceptional items of £991M and revenues of over £10 billion (for the financial year ended 2023).

The Group also underwent a period of extensive global expansion from being one store in Bury, Greater Manchester to having 3,400 stores across 27 territories worldwide. Peter also pioneered the many acquisitions made during his leadership, the biggest deal being the acquisition of Finish Line in the USA which was worth $558M in 2018. Under Peter’s stewardship, in 2019 the JD Group was confirmed by Bloomberg to be the best performing share of the century in respect of shareholder returns. An investment of £100,000 upon Peter’s commencement of tenure would have resulted in a return of £10,000,000 prior to his departure from the business.

Reputable Experience

Peter is a Chartered Accountant and prior to his career at JD Sports Fashion plc, Peter set up his own accountancy practice, Cowgills, in 1983 based in Bolton. Cowgills is now one of the largest accountancy firms in the North West with offices in Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool.

Through Peter’s extensive experience of being at the helm of multiples businesses and leading and completing numerous acquisitions, he has a breadth of knowledge in structuring and negotiating deals with multiple stakeholders, reviewing business strategy through a financial and analytical lens and advising business leaders to pursue their future growth ambitions
Peter set up and recruited the team at P.A.C. Growth Advisory with the intention of using his commercial experience, both as a Chartered Accountant and Executive Chairman of a FTSE Listed companies, to advise businesses and entrepreneurs on their progression and business development. He is involved in every assignment and is passionate about seeing businesses evolve and succeed.

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