Forbes Listed as one of the top 30 business women to follow on Twitter.
Experienced in all aspects of events managing, Internet marketing and business operations.
Founder of TheBusinessWoman.co.uk a very busy women's blogging site.
Sutton delivered Business Development and Marketing seminars for Business Link UK.
Have developed and utilised interactive online courses on Social Media Marketing,
Many years experience in website development and optimisation and CMS using the Wordpress platform.
In 2000 to 2009 Sutton was Operations/Marketing Director of a leading Business Angel Network who successfully achieved £19million of funding for work with small to medium size enterprises.In 2007 - 2009 Sutton was a Magistrate sitting at Birmingham Magistrate's Court.
Was a regular contributor to the letters pages of the Birmingham Post and was the business agony aunt for the magazine “Advice for Growth”.
Completely at ease in the media, in 2007, Sutton was a regular guest radio presenter for the web radio station, Net Talk Radio, answering questions from listeners on business and funding.
Was interviewed by Patrick Dacre on “Women and Their Technology” A New Relationship show on BlogTalkRadio at http://tobtr.com/s/902849I was chosen for the "Get Inspired Project" – 365 inspirational people from across the World were interviewed for each day of the year and Sutton was day number 141. Also was one of the guest speakers for The Wise Women of The Web Project.
Owner of a number of LinkedIn groups with many hundreds of members including, Women in Network Marketing, Women Business Angels and manage others for clients.
A Fellow of the RSA, (The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Culture, Founded in 1754).
Pat Sutton is passionate about nutrition weight loss and owns www.the90daydiet.com
2007 – 2008, Elected governor of The Birmingham Women’s Hospital and Chair of their Buildings and Environment Committee.
(Sadly had to resign post as moved out of the Birmingham area and therefore could not represent the constituents.)
Feb 2009 - Present
2000 – To date,
Niche Media is a web design, Internet and digital marketing, social media marketing and training and consultancy company. Niche Media specialises in working with clients within the entertainment industry and has had a number of high profile client’s such as The Rock with Laughter Blog, JasperCarrott.com, Darren Day and Chubby Brown. Niche-Media's corporate clients include, The Institute Of Asian Businesses, London's Covent Garden and Coventry City Council who commissioned Niche-Media.com to build and market their Far Gosford Street marketing and community website.
Niche-Media has delivered workshops to business groups and companies including, a number of Women networking groups, The Institute of Asian Businesses, Business Link and many others on Digital Marketing, Online Copy Writing, Blogging, Website Administration, Social Media Marketing and the Internet.
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
High quality fudge sold through London outlets and The London Fudge Company website.
Jan 2012 - Mar 2013
Business and Marketing Manager
Business and Marketing Manager for London Native. The ultimate “done for you” service for landlords and the premier London holiday accommodation provider for the discerning traveler.
Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
Owner, Chef, Manager
The Fox and Duck Public House
A food led public house.
Sep 2000 - Aug 2009
Founder - Director
Advantage Business Angels
2000 – to 2009, Operations/Marketing/Events Director and Equity holder, Advantage Business Angels. Sutton started her employment with Advantage Business Angels in the year 2000 after 10 years living and working in France and Spain.
Initially employed as the website administrator of the company, within 2 years Sutton was promoted to office manager then was asked to join the board as Operations/Marketing Director.
Sutton was instrumental in achieving £19million of funding for small to medium size enterprises and also in acquiring a substantial grant from Government Office of West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands, (AWM), (£1 million a year for 3 years). The company was required to work to definite targets and to deliver exacting outputs in order to be a recipient of this government funding. When this round of funding came to an end, Sutton was responsible for achieving further funding from AWM while at the same time helped to create a “for profit” trading arm to the company.
Feb 2006 - Jun 2009
Women's Business Development Agency
2003-2004, Non executive director of the trading arm of The Women’s Business Development Agency.
1987 - 1990
Quinnys was a late night venue serving food.
1983 - 1987
The Dubrovnik was an exclusive restaurant in Cardiff town centre.
1986 - 1987
Frontiers was a "wet lead" night club in Cardiff town centre.
1983 - 1986
Bananas was a night club that also served food in the day time.
1983 - 1986
A boutique selling exclusive women's clothing.
Jan 1981 - Aug 1983
Deputy Store Manager
Deputy Store Manager of Evan Roberts, Cardiff. Evan Roberts was an "old school" department store. I was responsible for the smooth running of all departments and managing the relationships with the numerous concessions.
CfN Advance Diploma In Nutritional Studies
London College Of Nutrition
CDP Certificate in Customer Service Skills
Common Purpose is an independent, international leadership development organisation. They give people from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors the inspiration, skills and connections to become better leaders at work and in society. They develop their ability to work together, innovate and to thrive in different cultures - this helps people, organisations, cities and regions to succeed.