Patrick left school in 1977 and in September of that year joined Allsop. He started in the Investment Department where he worked for two years before gradually becoming more involved with the Auction side where he has remained since.

At 25, he was appointed an associate partner of the firm and subsequently in January 1989 was asked to join the Partnership.

At present Patrick is perhaps the industry’s most experienced auction practicioner and is Head of the Commercial Auction Team. He has joint responsibility for the department alongside Consultant Neil Mackilligin. Patrick is responsible for driving many of the IT initiatives in the auction team launching the database and on line document request system.