Pat Smith has over 30 years senior management experience in economic development. Before joining Deyton Bell, Pat worked with major organisations including the Manpower Services Commission, Essex Training & Enterprise Council, Essex Learning & Skills Council, Ixion Holdings and Exemplas Holdings. Most importantly, Pat served as CEO of EEIDB Limited, the leading business services group providing Business Link, Skills Brokerage, International Trade, Inward Investment, Investor Development and other services across Eastern England helping c100,000+ firms pa via its c300 staff and c£25m budget.
Pat Smith commented: “I am very pleased to have joined the Deyton Bell team and to have been welcomed to the Board by Chris, Steve and Neil. I am sure that our combined expertise will make a big difference to our clients and that together we will build on the success the business has enjoyed so far.”
Managing Director Chris Parkhouse said “Steve, Neil and I are delighted to welcome Pat to Deyton Bell. Pat strengthens our Board and also brings significant expertise and welcome extra capacity to the broader Deyton Bell team. I know that he will offer our clients in depth knowledge, skill and experience and together we will manage all client relationships and deliver all Deyton Bell services.”