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Patrick won the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year award in December 2010 for his work on E. Tautz. In 2012 he won the BFC's Fashion Forward award, was shortlisted for Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards and International Designer of the Year at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards. He was also named Retailer of the Year at the 2008 Scottish Fashion Awards. More recently, again for his work on E.Tautz, he won the 2015 BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund Award.

Patrick is a regular in best dressed lists in the UK, appearing for the past five years in GQ's 50 Best Dressed Men, he was named in Esquire Magazine's Most Stylish Men in the World and was one of 10 Men You Should Meet in London in 10 Men magazine. He is also a regular on the BBC both on television and radio, including the major documentaries Savile Row, Harris Tweed, and The Perfect Suit, and the on-going BBC2 Series The Great British Sewing Bee.

Patrick has a Bachelors degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Leeds University and Université d'Orléans, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oxford and in 2013 was made an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University School for Business & Society. Patrick has lived and worked in five countries and worked in a number of different industries before a passion for clothing, craftsmanship and British brands lead him to Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons which he took over in 2005. In 2009 Patrick re-launched the historic British sporting and military tailoring house of E. Tautz. In 2013 he launched Hammond & Co in the UK in partnership with Debenhams.

He has worked with many other brands and designers including Barbour, Christopher Kane, Kim Jones, House of Holland, John Lobb, Rag & Bone, The Kooples, Jaguar Land Rover, Citroen and Chivas Regal.

Patrick was born in Edinburgh on 1 May 1972. He attended The Edinburgh Academy before going to Barnard Castle School in County Durham. He was a schoolboy rugby international, representing Scotland at U18 and U19 level, and has represented school, university and county at many sports including Tennis, Fives, Swimming, Hockey, Athletics, Cross Country, Rowing and Modern Pentathlon. Patrick has travelled extensively visiting over 80 countries across 5 continents.

Patrick lives in London and bicycles to work on each day.

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Testimonials

James Munro Boon

James Munro Boon

Elephant Branded

Founder

A brilliant opportunity

It is not often that you meet someone who just gets it, from both a design, brand and business point of view. Patrick got all of these and not only had the business advice, but also the strategic design thinking to really elaborate on everything he suggested.


Probably the most useful hour I have spent this last month and would certainly recommend Patrick to a friend. Whether you are just starting, or looking to scale up he is a great man to speak to as he has done both and understands what it is like to be in an entrepreneurs shoes!

Jonathan Sobczyk

Jonathan Sobczyk

The Brilliant Club

Co-Founder

Great

It was so interesting to hear Patrick talk through some of his challenges and how he had overcome them and I quickly realised how much of his insight and expertise was directly applicable to our business!

Holly Allenby

Holly Allenby

THE-ACEY

Founder

An incredible inspiration

Patrick had expertise across all areas of the fashion industry. He had great relatable advice that I will use going forward. After an hour of his time I left feeling enthusiastic and ready to take THE-ACEY to the next level!

Jonathan Mitchell

Jonathan Mitchell

Brothers We Stand

Founder

Invaluable!

Patrick was really helpful and he shared key insights that will inform my approach to the business and help me grow it sustainably. It was invaluable to talk to someone who's done all this before and has such great insights and advice and who can help me realise my dreams.

Turly Humphreys

Turly Humphreys

Circle Collective

Founder

Very reassuring

Today's session was very reassuring as it confirmed my thoughts and gave me specialist information.

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