“Working with Patrick has been a pleasure. He clearly knows a great deal about growing and running a successful business and the advice and guidance he has given has been clear, easy to understand, absolutely relevant and invaluable.”
Tim Rookes – CEO of TrueMSP, IT managed service provider

Patrick specialises in planning, support and funding for start-ups and growth.

Patrick specialises in advising start ups and SME businesses on strategy and business planning. He has advised and helped grow businesses in Sport, Textiles, Tech and a wide range of other sectors in both B2B and B2C. Apart from offering advice on the Government backed Start Up Loan Scheme, Patrick is also a founder of Smorgasbord, a collaborative business providing funding and support for ventures in commerce and academic institutions. Smorgasbord helps businesses of all shapes and sizes get going and move forward, overcoming the 5 major barriers to business growth. Patrick is a member of The Association of Business Mentors and is an Accredited ibd Business Adviser.

Skills include:
• Funding and Finance – Including start-up funding, growth, grants R&D tax
• Strategy and Planning – A simple business plan or a cloud based system
• Sales & Marketing – Finding, getting, nurturing and keeping customers
• Operations and Risk Management – How to identify them and then act

Patrick provides tools & advice to people who are starting or growing a business