Bio

Born in: 
Gateshead, North East England
Lives in: 
Blaydon-on-Tyne, UK
Works in: 
County Durham, UK (mainly covering the whole north half of the county)
Travels to (pre, and hopefully again post-COVID):
The Highlands of Scotland - regularly and as frequently as possible. 
Mallorca, Spain - yearly when possible.
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain - yearly or more.
Amsterdam - several times a year.
Canadian Rockies - toured in 2015, but would love to revisit.

E: patrick [at] rice.photography

Education:
1987 - 1990

Saltwell Senior High School, Gateshead, UK

 

2015-16

Derwentside College, Consett, UK: 

Level 5 NVQ - Leadership and Management

Level 5 BTEC Advanced Diploma - Management & Leadership

 

Family:

Married to Joanne, and have three sons - Kieran (27), Carl (24), and Connor (17)

Personal:

Supports Newcastle United Football Club (where I also work as Safety and Security Supervisor), season ticket holder for Gateshead FC, and passionate, but long distance Ross County FC fan.
I follow the fortunes of Newton Stewart FC (The Creesiders) too.

Other Roles:
I am a GMB Trade Union Workplace Organiser (Rep/Shop Steward), and during March 2021 I will be undertaking the relevant training to then be a qualified Health and Safety Rep too.
Employment and Career:
Current work:
Covid Awareness Coordinator - Durham County Council (2010+ [2021 current post])
Corporate Safety and Security Supervisor - Newcastle United Football Club (1996+)
Door Supervisor/Security Manager - Various venues (1997+)
Current Boards:
Chair - Tyne Valley Rail Users' Group (Nov. 2018+)
Director - Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership (Jan. 2019+)
Accommodation Director, Haven (Tyneside) Ltd. (Jan. 2016+)
 
Past Boards:
The Smarterbuys Store  Ltd (Mar. 2018 - Feb. 2019)
The Riverside Group Ltd (Feb. 2009 - Feb. 2019)
The Gateshead Housing Company (Oct. 2003 - Sep. 2004)
Bridging NewcastleGateshead Ltd (Jun. 2003 - Sep 2004):
Awards and Professional Memberships:
 
DipLM

Diploma in Leadership & Management.

FCMI

Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

CIHM

Chartered Institute of Housing Member.

MICS

Member of the Institute of Community Safety.

AICCM

Associate Member of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management

Hobbies and Interests:
I have a keen interest and enjoyment in travel - be it by car, plane, train, or even ship. I love finding new places too!

I have an obvious interest in Photography. 

And I have a passion for all things Rail, and Social and Supported Housing, where I hold Board Positions in both.