Patrick (Paddy) Bek is responsible for supporting members and SMEs to develop new products and services. To do this, he leads our series of Collaborative Workshops that facilitate collaboration across sectors and disciplines, to stimulate innovative ideas. If you or your team have a critical product, service, or social challenge you’d like to tackle, get in touch here.
Originally from Erdington, Birmingham, Patrick’s a designer and entrepreneur who for over 16 years has worked in furniture and product design, service design, UX, and innovation management. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Vignelli Centre for Design Studies, NY. Most recently, Patrick’s worked in social design and venture building, using participatory design methods to create products and services with equal amounts of user, financial, and social value.
Patrick’s here to support members and regional SMEs to successfully launch new products and services by embedding critical, analytical process into their design and development.