Patrick has worked in communications since 1995 with experience gained both in-house and in consultancy. Having spent nine years at FTSE 100 company Enterprise Oil, leading its global public relations prior to its $7bn acquisition by Shell in 2002, he co-founded energy-focused public relations agency Aquila Financial before joining international communications consultancy M:Communications to lead its energy practice in 2005, and co-founding Vigo in 2013. He has advised a wide range of companies including large international corporations such as Statoil ASA, Deutsche Post, and Gunvor, as well as many AIM firms and mid cap companies in the energy, industrials and clean tech space.