Patrick Sowerbutts

Partnerships & Development Manager
Patrick Sowerbutts
Patrick joined Hovertravel in 2014 as a hovercraft handling agent and has since built up a great understanding and awareness of operational capabilities, constraints and systems when it comes to commercial application.

During four years in operations, Patrick was studying his A-levels and then a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies on the Isle of Wight. These qualifications helped Patrick develop a broad understanding of the fundamentals of business and were key in his progression to the commercial side of Hovertravel in 2018.

Since then he has been promoted from Business Development Assistant to Business Development Executive, and is now the Partnerships and Business Development Manager. His current role is to identify, manage and develop key relationships across all revenue markets alongside new product identification and development.

As a natural ambassador for all things related to Hovertravel and hovercraft, Patrick is engaged across a wide variety of organisations, associations and trade bodies both nationally and internationally, working with tour operators, online travel agencies and destination management companies to promote tourism across the Solent region. 

Additionally, part of Patrick's role is to ensure that Hovertravel is active within the community and amongst all of its various stakeholder groups.