Blackburn and Darwen Hive Ambassadors Network


Hive meets Patrick Grant

A passion for clothing, craftsmanship and British brands led Patrick to Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons which he took over in 2005. In 2009 Patrick re-launched the historic British sporting and military tailoring house of E. Tautz. In 2013 he launched Hammond & Co in the UK in partnership with Debenhams. In 2015, Patrick took the helm at Blackburn-based Cookson and Clegg. As a borough with a proud textile and manufacturing heritage, C&C have been producing clothing in Blackburn since 1860 making them one of the longest serving UK clothing manufacturers. Patrick is a regular on the BBC both on television and radio, including the major documentaries Savile Row, Harris Tweed, and The Perfect Suit, and the on-going BBC2 Series The Great British Sewing Bee.

The event coincides with the incorporation of Hive as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company in order to further the reach and impact of what has become a powerful network of business leaders.