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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 is the largest division within the Group.

The largest growth is in the Inflatable Testing side which in 2011 tested some 55 units and has grown substantially testing 1000+ units in 2019 and predicted growth for 2020 and beyond

Peter Grand is our Senior tester

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

Accident Reports

Expert Witness


Peter Grand has over 40 years experience in the Leisure, Entertainment and Inflatable industry. Previously working 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.

From 2001 he has been involved in the introduction of EN 14960 and the development of the PIPA scheme.

In 2011 Peter was instrumental in instigating a new award for operators and supervisor of inflatable play equipment. In partnership with the RPII the award was officially launched at INPAS 2012.

Peter is now 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 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 Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS) and various theme parks

Peter Grand - Owner/Editor Inflated News

Peter Grand - owner Grand Affairs Group