Inflatable Testing and Training Nationwide
Peter Grand launched Grand Affairs Group in 1988 following 15 years in the entertainment and leisure industry.
Grand Affairs Group has gone from strength to strength and the latest inclusion in the Group is Inflatable Testing and Training Service which make up the largest division within the Group.
The largest growth is in the Inflatable Testing Service which in 2011 tested some 55 units and has grown substantially testing 788 units in 2016 and exceeded 1000 in 2019. 2020 will see further growth in both testing and training
Peter Grand is our Senior tester / trainer
Areas of Expertise
All styles of inflatable including pool inflatables
RPII Registered Annual Inflatable Inspector
Inspection of Electrical Equipment (Portable Appliance Testing)
RPII Inflatable equipment operator / attendant Trainer & Examiner
Registered PIPA Tester
Training of Operators
Peter Grand has over 40 years experience in the Leisure, Entertainment and Inflatable industry. Previously working for Local Authorities, YMCA and entertainment providers
In September 1988 he set up Grand Affairs Group and in 1994 inflatable hire was added to the divisions. Operating more than 100 inflatables and related items. In 2018 Grand Affairs Group celebrates 30 years in the leisure and entertainment industry.
From 2001 he has been involved in the introduction of EN 14960 and the development of the PIPA scheme.
Peter is a Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) inspector and heads up the latest division of Grand Affairs Group which offers annual testing of inflatable play equipment. This division continues to grow with an ever increasing Client base. He is also a recognised trainer and has developed a number of training courses for Local Authorities, Operators and Hirers.
He has also appeared as an ‘expert witness’ and continues to work with local Authorities, Manufacturers and Operators to keep safety standards at a high level
He has also presented seminars on safe use of inflatables for the Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS) and various theme parks.
Peter Grand - owner Grand Affairs Group