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I am a life long learner and indulge in many short courses as I need them rather than studying for lengthy diplomas and degrees.


2018 09 05 0525Patcourses

  Careers and Employment



Clients / Details

January 2019 Randpark Ridge Networking Group Taken over the management of the Randpark Ridge and Surrounds business networking group
December 2018

Pat Pughe-Parry

Independent Consultant

New website for

SEO assistance: 

WordPress assistance: 

May 2018 to present

Pat Pughe-Parry

Independent Consultant

Living ADDventure Training

  • Set up online training site and course using Joomla
  • Maintain site
  • Social Media Management
  • Marketing - virtual and face to face networking
May 2018 to present

Pat Pughe-Parry

Independent Consultant


  • Contracted to set up business and finance systems for this start up financial company
  • Follow up leads using a CRM
  • Assist with marketing and sales
May 2018 to present

Pat Pughe-Parry

Independent Consultant

Night Shine Candy

  • Assisting this award winning Jeweller to set up her jewellery business
  • Mentor, systems, social media
May 2018 to present

Pat Pughe-Parry

Independent Consultant

 Independent Consultant

Ad Hoc website hosting, management and support for my clients

November 2015 to

April 2018

Paddle Power River Rafting Adventures

Paddle Power

  • Doubled the turnover in my first year and increased it significantly again in the 2nd year
  • Management of this 20 year old rafting company in Broederstroom, NW Province, SA
  • Designed, hosted and maintained the website
  • Social Media management
  • Set up finance and admin systems.
  • Managed the bookings, admin, rafting and abseiling schedules
  • Managed the team of freelance guides
  • Organised corporate and school and other large group events
  • Managed the property in the absence of the owner of the company
 2013 to 2015

Own Business - Braving Technology

  • Training and support for those who are afraid of technology
  • Now re-focused as doing websites and social media and SEO

2006 to

November 2015

Living ADDventure - Partner

Living ADDventure

 ADHD Coaching, Training & Support
  • Partner responsible for:
    • Website design hosting & maintenance - Joomla and Moodle
    • Social Media Management and E-newsletters
    • Finance and administration
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Organisation of talks, workshops, support groups and conferences of up to 350 parents, teachers and medical professionals throughout South Africa
    • Occasional presentations and Coaching of particular clients
 2005 to 2006

Happy Snaps Tours

 Own Company

  • I qualified as a Western Cape Tourist Guide and ran my own tours throughout the Western Cape
 2003 to 2005

Permanent Trust Property Management

 Permanent Trust

  • Financial Manager
    • Residential, Sectional Title and Commercial Properties
    • Managed a department of 15 accounts clerks
    • More than 500 properties under management

 Summit College

 Summit College

  • Chairperson of the Finance Committee on the Governing Body
  • Took on the role of the Bursar who was dismissed due to Financial Irregularities
  • Finance and managed the property maintenance of the 300 hectare estate
 1989 to 2002

 ProLoCon (Pty) Ltd - Partner

 ProLoCon (Pty) Ltd (closed)

  • Partner and Director - Industrial Automation & Software Development
    • Finance and Administration
    • Human Resources (staff of up to 10 people)
    • Importing of Equipment
    • Sales / Marketing / Expos / CRM
 1998 to 2002

Computer Training Centre

 Subsidiary of ProLoCon (Pty) Ltd (closed)

  • CEO - created to provide training on ProLoCon proprietary software
  • Included a Pastel & Payroll Authorised Training Centre
  • CBT training on Basic Computers and Microsoft products
 1987 to 1990

Civemech Project Management

Civemech Project Management (Closed)

Division of Murray & Roberts Construction

  • Contracts Administrator - construction of houses in former black townships
  • Accounts
  • House sales
  • Set up computer systems
1985 to 1987

Political Party

 Political Party

  • Office administrator
  • Manage volunteers
 1980 to 1984

 Sandoz Dyes & Pharmaceuticals

 Sandoz Dyes and Pharmaceuticals

  • Textile Laboratory Technician
 1978 to 1980

Allerton State Vet Lab

 Allerton State Vet Lab

  • Veterinary Laboratory Technician
 1974 to 1978

Natal Blood Transfusion Services

Natal Blood Transfusion Services

  • Medical Technologist