The PATTA Group2020-02-07T09:39:18+00:00

PATTA is a group of 7 people who are working together to try to raise standards, and raise awareness in the industry. 

As a group, and independently we give up our own spare time, often at our own personal cost, to work on improving our industry. This often involves a lot of travel, to events and meetings, sometimes together but often alone, representing the industry. There’s also a lot of time spent working at desks developing the association. 

Richard Ayre
Richard Ayre
I am a co-founder and Director for the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association. The idea of the association as it is now has been developing since 2012, and started officially in 2013.
It’s my job to manage the association, mainly the day to day operations of running the ‘business’.

I own a PAT company of my own; DRA PAT Testing Limited which I started in 2009, having retrained after 10 years in finance. Through my own work and learning I discovered that the industry was littered with issues that no-one was trying to fix including a lack of regulation and support, as well as training that only covered a small amount of the knowledge that was needed, and I saw an opportunity to help improve that.

I am based in Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne, married with 3 kids. I love good food, eating out, socialising and have been a season ticket holder with Newcastle United since 1991.

Tim James
Tim James
Self confessed workaholic based in Hull UK. MD of Blue River Group (UK) Ltd which brings together a few business interests and life long passions. I’ve been involved in the business of PAT Testing (electrical safety) for more than 30 years, and most of my daytimes are spent running courses in the subject through my company ‘PAT Testing Expert.’ We also carry out PAT Testing for other people and sell PAT Testing equipment through a webshop. I’m also Standards Director of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association (PATTA) which represents PAT Testing companies in the UK, and regularly meet with government and other trade bodies to discuss electrical safety and improve the state of the industry and electrical safety in general.
Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell
I chose to join PATTA as the Portable Appliance Test industry has been unregulated and the association aims to ensure that the industry practices are regulated, that best practices are employed by its members and looks to bring clarity and peace of mind for customers.

I saw the need to provide high quality PAT Testing services, with stringent customer care processes and that’s exactly what I have been doing since 2006 when the business was first incorporated. Now with a team of engineers my business can provide a full spectrum of safety services.

We are a small family run specialist health and safety testing company, who began life as PAT Testers and soon grew to accommodate our clients ever increasing health and safety testing needs.

We have a team of fully trained, professional engineers who share our ethos of providing safe working environments and the highest customer service standards.

Lee Turtle
Lee Turtle
Knowing the background of the guys running PATTA Joining was an easy choice for PAT-iT. The passion they bring to aid likeminded businesses wanting to do and be the best in this field was important to me. Competency is not watching a DVD.
I am the proprietor of PAT-iT and trading since 2009, steadily growing with a few staff I’m always motivated to push the next level of our business.
We’ve seen many diverse businesses that use our services, some not so great to the absolute stunning. But the best are the businesses that can make a decent brew!
Chris Moore
Chris Moore
I joined PATTA as I want to see the Portable Appliance Testing Industry properly recognised for the very important contribution it makes to workplace safety. Also to standardise the industry throughout the country, with good working practises.
I’m 57 years of age and married for 30 years (April 2019). Hobbies include Lawn Green Bowls and Motorcycling.
I am a sole trader running CJM Pat Testing, working mainly for small and medium sized companies. I have recently done sub contracting work for Bournemouth Hospital, Southampton University and The Southdown’s National Park Authority. First started Pat Testing in 2008.
Jim Green
Jim Green
I joined PATTA as I feel that the PAT Testing industry requires a body that supports the work of the engineers in the field. As an unregulated industry, PATTA is looking to make advances to ensure the people and businesses using PAT Testing can be assured of a high standard of work. I wanted to be part of that movement.
I live in Truro with my wife, 3 children and a pesky dog who keeps running away. I play racketball 2-3 times a week and enjoy, mostly, supporting Tottenham. I have lived in Cornwall for nearly 10 years but am looking to travel more in the future so may be on the move to be closer to transport hubs.
I have been in the PAT Testing industry since 2008 having retrained following many years as an IT project manager in the public and private sector. I felt the need to be more in control of my own time and have built up a successful business covering the South West of England and expanding rapidly. I now have a team of engineers working for me to relieve some of the time pressures of taking on bigger contracts.
Julie Marshall
Julie Marshall
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