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Patrick Grant Biography – Patrick Grant Wiki

Patrick Grant is a Scottish fashion designer, entrepreneur and judge of BBC’s The Great British Sewing Bee. He is the director of Norton & Sons, E Tautz & Sons, Cookson & Clegg and Hammond & Co. at Debenhams.

Grant did a material science and engineering degree at Leeds University, with an Erasmus year at a French polytechnic. After 10 years in engineering, at 30, he enrolled at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University and mortgaged everything to buy Norton & Sons tailors in 2005.

Grant began his career in textiles at Norton & Sons on Savile Row in 2005 where he revived the 200-year-old tailoring house, taking it back to its founding traditions of exceptional hand tailoring using only the very finest natural cloths, sourced from fantastic British mills many of which he still works with today. In 2009 he relaunched British designer ready-to-wear brand E. Tautz for which he was awarded Menswear Designer of the Year at the 2010 British Fashion Awards. In 2015 he took over the 160-year-old clothing manufacturer Cookson & Clegg in Blackburn, Lancashire saving it from closure.

In 2016 Grant founded the fashion brand Community Clothing, which promises to use the “best natural materials in the very best factories right here in the UK”.

He also co-chairs a charity, Future Textiles, with the Prince’s Foundation, working with the Prince of Wales to send kids for introductions to sewing, pattern drafting and textiles at Dumfries House in Scotland, to understand where clothes come from and what they’re made from.

He holds degrees from Leeds and Oxford Universities, an Honorary Professorship at Glasgow Caledonian University’s School of Business and Society, a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts, an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design and an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire.

Patrick Grant Sewing Bee

Scottish fashion designer Patrick Grant has been a judge on BBC’s reality television series The Great British Sewing Bee since 2013 when the show first aired.

“I decided to do The Great British Sewing Bee despite never having done TV before, but it’s been a load of fun, as well as encouraging people in Britain to start making clothes again,” he said in a past interview. “It has started a debate about the value of the clothes we own, and contributed to a shift in the industry – as well as boosting sales of sewing machines!”

Patrick Grant Age

He was born on 1 May 1972 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He currently lives between Lancashire and London.

Patrick Grant Partner

Patrick Grant is reportedly single. He split with his partner fellow fashion designer Katie Hillier in 2016. According to Bustle, Grant and Katie lived together and had homes in both Marylebone and Oxfordshire. Grant’s ex-girlfriend Kate Hillier is a British fashion designer and jewellery label owner.

In an interview with The Sun, Grant said he wouldn’t rule out dating a Sewing Bee fan.

“I’ve dated people who are fans, but I didn’t find them through the fandom,” he said. “It would be unusual if that was how it happened, but I couldn’t rule it out.”

Patrick Grant Wife

Is Patrick Grant married? He doesn’t have a wife due to his long-hours working culture. The designer is married to the career. He told The Telegraph: “I’m lucky to have a career that motivates me, but family life has played second fiddle. I work 70-80 hour weeks, and it takes priority.”

According to the National Institutes of Health, long work hours are associated with a marital status change from married to divorced or separated status and might have bad health effects.

Patrick Grant Daughter

In December 2022, Patrick Grant appeared with a baby on Sewing Bee. A Twitter user commented, “Seeing Patrick Grant with a baby on Sewing Bee has done something to me”. Another added, “OMG she’s so cute, is she his?” It is unlikely that the child is his daughter.

Patrick Grant Family

He is the son of Susan and the late James. He grew up in Edinburgh where his “Mum and Dad, my little sister, Victoria, and I lived on the top floors, my granny on the ground floor.”

Grant looked up to his father.

“I looked up to my dad, an accountant who dressed fastidiously in tailor-made suits. I have some of his ties, which I knot in precisely the same way. And I still wear a barathea wool dinner suit of his, made in 1935. I wore it through university, and called it my “combat suit”, for rugby dinners where you knew things were going to get trashed. It can survive anything, and it has.”

His Musselburgh-born father died of covid in 2020. In April 2021, Grant shared a photo of his father’s reading chair on Instagram, writing: “A year ago my dad died of covid. This was his chair. It used to sit in his study, a nicotine tanned west-facing bookcase-lined room with an amazing swirly 1970s carpet.

“He’d smoke Dunhills and read, with our dogs at his feet, shafts of evening sun cutting the haze setting the mad carpet ablaze. I have lots of memories of my dad in a chair reading.

“This one is an Edwardian captains chair and it had seen much better days, its springs shot, its brown boucle shredded by various of our cats. By good fortune my neighbour @theoddchairco build chairs, and their craftsmen have worked their restorative magic.

“My dads chair has been given a new lease of life. Now I sit in it and read, and it brings his memory close. It is my favourite chair.”

Patrick Grant Father

Scottish fashion designer Patrick Grant’s father, James, died in March 2020. He had been a manager of the Scottish pop rock band Marmalade as well as an accountant and rugby coach.

The judge of The Great British Sewing Bee told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs that his father died “very unnecessarily” due to personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages during the Covid pandemic.

The Scottish fashion designer told presenter Lauren Laverne: “My dad died of Covid very, very early on, very unnecessarily, because there was no PPE in the hospital.

“He’d gone into hospital [in March 2020] for a pretty routine operation, caught Covid in hospital and died three days later.”

Patrick Grant Sister

Patrick Grant has a younger sister, Victoria. He spoke to The Daily Telegraph about his sister. He said: “My sister works closely with me; we have a different relationship to when we were kids, as I was an annoying older brother then. She’s practical, good at details and lives around the corner from me with her young family.”

Patrick Grant Net Worth

Patrick Grant’s net worth is estimated to be £10 million. Grant’s Norton & Sons has a turnover of over £75 million per year. His other business, E.Tautz & Sons, has a turnover of over £1 million, according to BoF. He also owns several other businesses, including Hammond & co and Cookson & Clegg.

Patrick Grant Gay

Is Patrick Grant gay? He is straight.

Patrick Grant Height

Grant stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 m).

Patrick Grant Illness

Is Patrick Grant ill? The designer has not reported any illness. He is in perfect health.


Patrick Grant’s Instagram handle is @patrickgrantism.