Patrick Grant, Director of Norton & Sons, E.Tautz, Hammond & Co, Cookson & Clegg and Community Clothing
Patrick’s career in fashion began in 2005. After leaving a career in engineering, he took over as Director at Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons. Three years later he revived the E. Tautz brand to much critical acclaim, including being named Menswear Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards in 2010.
In 2012, he began working in collaboration with Debenhams on the brand Hammond & Co which has gone on to be the most successful designer collaboration in the department store’s history.
In April 2015, he purchased the ailing Blackburn clothing manufacturer Cookson & Clegg, saving the factory from closure. This was followed in 2016 with the launch of social enterprise Community Clothing in response to challenges facing the British clothing and textile industry.
Patrick is a regular on television and radio as a commentator on fashion, clothing and textiles. He has written on diverse subjects for many titles including GQ, The Financial Times and The Times and he is a regular lecturer at schools and colleges. In 203 he was made an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University’s School of Business and Society. In 2016 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
Patrick was born in Edinburgh on 1 May 1972. He was a pupil at South Morningside Primary and The Edinburgh Academy before attending Barnard Castle School in County Durham. He has a BEng. In Materials Science & Engineering from Leeds University and an MBA from the University of Oxford. He was a schoolboy rugby international representing Scotland at U18 and U19 level. He lives in South London and cycles to work each day.
Day Two. 11am – 12pm