Account Director

Patrick is a Account Director at PLMR,  where he advises clients across varied public relations, public affairs and campaigning briefs.

Patrick is a leading member of the energy and sustainability practice at PLMR, where his work involves strategic political and communications advice for clients ranging from innovative start-ups to FTSE 100 giants.

Patrick’s work in the sector includes regularly securing national and international media coverage for a variety of clients, lobbying government to create new subsidies for renewable energy projects, helping to secure planning permission for new energy developments, and advising foreign companies on strategy for UK market entry.

In health and social care, Patrick has helped to reform NHS employment guidelines around counselling, and advises one of the UK’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturers on Brexit strategy.  Patrick is also a reputation management expert, and has overseen a series of complicated communications operations including guiding a leading high-end care provider through a high profile investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Elsewhere, Patrick is also experienced in education, food and drink, and particularly in the third sector, where his client experience builds on a previous history working for and within charitable organisations.

Prior to joining PLMR, Patrick ran the UK office of the international development NGO Millennium Promise, which helped support 500,000 people in communities across Africa achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Previously, Patrick was a researcher at KPMG International, where his work in the Corporate Citizenship department included leading the desk research on a flagship report for the World Economic Forum looking at the Future Role of Civil Society.

Patrick holds a BA in Politics from the University of Nottingham and an MA with Distinction in Environment, Politics and Globalisation from King’s College London.

Patrick blogs regularly for Recycling and Waste World
To read his latest article, click here