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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.