Patrick is a well-published author, tour guide and public speaker.
Born and educated in Middlesex after which he was employed by Thos. Cook & Son, The Bergen Line and, for fourteen years, in the Piccadilly ticket office of Pan American World Airways.
Since 1980 he has been employed by various travel agencies, thus building up a client list predominantly connected with opera and the classical music industry.
His interest in ships began in 1958 when, at the age of twelve and whilst on holiday in Bournemouth, was taken by his parents to the cinema to see the Rank film ‘A Night to Remember’ starring Kenneth More and featuring the loss of the White Star liner ‘Titanic’ in 1912.
After seeing the film Patrick became fascinated, mostly by the White Star Line but also by ships, naval and mercantile, large enough to have an individual identity.
A friend of his who has written extensively on the Cunard liner ‘Lusitania’, after seeing Patrick’s collection of White Star Line memorabilia, suggested that Patrick contact a publisher ‘The History Press’.
Since then, ‘The History Press’ have already published two of Patricks books. ‘The White Star Collection’ being the history of a shipping line in postcards, and ‘The Unseen Olympic’ being the story of Titanic’s sister-ship.
Patrick’s third book for ‘The History Press’, ‘RMS Titanic – The Wider Story’ was published in the Spring of year 2016. In 2020 Patrick published his fourth book White Star Liners at War.
In addition to writing books, Patrick gives talks to various organisations and has been employed as a tour manager escorting opera tours to European cities.
Patrick contacted us back in July 2017 by responding to our marketing material which arrived through his door at his home in Ealing in West London. He was experiencing problems with his computer and mobile phone and was looking for some IT Support with a personal touch.
To his own admission, Patrick is a genuine novice when it comes to technology and requires patient hand holding when it comes to all things technical. These difficulties were giving rise to many frustrations when computers or mobile phones wouldn’t work in the way he hoped and expected they would.
Patrick was looking for an IT support company that would give him the time and attention he required, when he needed it, both on the phone and within his London home.
He was looking to build a close working relationship with a dedicated IT professional with whom he could contact direct whenever he needed. Often, he would need help with installing an app on a mobile phone, assistance with a printer jam or advice on what to do when his computer freezes.
In addition, Patrick was looking for a low-cost fixed price monthly financial arrangement where he could have unlimited access to high quality IT support services that he could call upon as often as he needed without paying any extra.