Patrick McCrae founded ARTIQ in 2009 to bridge the gap between the art and business worlds and to promote a fair deal for artists. His company, ARTIQ, is now one of the UK’s leading art consultancies, working with businesses to embed creativity into their culture and to harness the great power of art.

Patrick drives ARTIQ’s overall strategy and direction, creating the client relationships at the heart of the business. He also writes and speaks widely on the benefits of art in workplace, hospitality and residential environments. In 2017 he was named ‘Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year (London and South East)’ at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

‘Art has the power to elevate brands and businesses, helping improve staff wellbeing, enhance guest experience and define and promote differentiated cultures and values. We curate the very best collections for clients, so that they become art patrons and go on to help a greater number of talented art practitioners make a living from their talent.’