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Patricia Beattie is Patricia Beattiean experienced Catering & Facilities Management Specialist with professional qualifications in both areas:-

  • F.H.C.I.M.A.(1985) Fellow of the Hotel, Catering, International Management Association.
  • M.B.I.F.M.(1999) Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management.

She has vast management and consultancy experience in the Hospitality Industry, having managed four hotels in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England and for the past twenty-six years holding the post of Northern Ireland Civil Service (N.I.C.S.) Catering Adviser. 

In this post she provided six N.I.C.S. Departments and other N.I. Public Bodies with impartial catering advice from a central source, devising and implementing a N.I.C.S. Catering Policy to provide value for money, cost effective, uniform and integrated service across the Province to some fifty-seven in-house staff restaurants as well as other important, high class hospitality and residential buildings.

Stormont BulidingsDuring this period she was also the sole Catering Adviser to the Department of the Environment (Construction Service), authorising, designing and specifying new and renovated catering units for 1000 occupants down to small self-help mess areas.

Throughout the 'Troubles' in N.I., the 'Peace Talks' and finally the major building renovation works at Parliament Buildings, Stormont (The seat of the N.I. Assembly.) she was solely responsible for insuring that catering and other facilities were specified and operated smoothly to enable government business to continue.

Patrica Beattie, William McNeilHer successful introduction of Facilities Management operations for soft services in many key operations has created cost effective, controlled operations which work in partnership with the client, who can concentrate on core business needs.

After leaving N.I.C.S. in November '99  'Beattie Consultancy' was setup.  She is well known in the Catering, Food Management, Hospitality Industry and was in 1999 presented with two awards from the H.C.I.M.A. (N.I. Branch) and was a finalist in the 'Cost Sector' Catering (Public Sector) awards 1999, nominated by Suppliers and Professional Colleagues. 

Active in Church affairs, her hobbies include singing, music, gardening, flower arranging, swimming and walking.

She is about to write the history of her former home, the Laharna Hotel, Larne, where her Late Father George A. Beattie F.H.C.I.M.A., was General Manager.

Some of Patricia Beattie's recent Certificates and Awards.

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British Institute of Facilities Management Hotel Catering & Institutional Management Association HCIMA Janus Award - Large Public Category 1998 HCIMA Janus Award - Special Award