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Ross Patten

Regional Operations Manager South

A bit about your role?

I manage a team of 14 field engineers

Why do you like your job? And Wolf?

The variety and challenge of working as a part of the Operations team. And Wolf is very relaxed with a family feel in the office.

Any professional qualifications?

IOSH in managing safety commercial gas qualifications.

Before Wolf?

I started as an apprentice in the domestic appliance trade working up to Engineer and then Technical Team Manager working for Norweb/Comet. I’ve also worked at D&G Insurance as a Technical Claims Assessor. I then moved to JLA as an Engineer, where I was awarded Rookie of the Year 2004/2005. I went on to rise through the ranks to become Regional Operations Manager.

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

Having 20 years’ experience in commercial laundry

How would you describe your career in three words?

Eventful, dynamic, ambitious.

What is your favourite / funniest memory from your career so far? (Must be U rated please, keep it clean!)

Trips abroad visiting suppliers (Primus factory and Schulthess visit)

Tell us more about yourself: What do you like to do in your free time?

Married to Rebecca for 15 years, son William who’s 13. We enjoy weekends away and walking our 3 Springer Spaniel, Kiwi via country pubs. The latest addition to the family is a 10-week-old kitten called Pebbles.

What’s your passion?

Alongside a passion to do well and have an interest in older cars I currently have a 20 year old VW Beetle convertible.

Give a lesser known fact about yourself?

I once played football against Tony Cottee and Ian Rush!