Patrick Joseph Trainer 1935 – 2016

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

We are saddened to hear that Forrest Group Chairman, Patrick Joseph Trainer passed away peacefully at home on Friday November 18, 2016.

Pat was a true leader in Out of Home and his experience spans seven decades, he would have seen everything to paper 4 sheets to today’s giant digital screens.

He started as a site finder with Arthur Maiden and Co. in the 1950’s, developing new sites in Scotland and Ireland, before setting up his own company Trainer Advertising (the forerunner of Forrest) in the late 1960’s.

Pat was universally respected by clients and competitors alike and is a huge loss, not only to Forrest but to the UK Out of Home industry.

There is a reception and vigil at St Mary’s R.C. Church, Abercromby Street, Glasgow G40 2DQ on Thursday November 24, at 6.30pm with a funeral Mass on Friday November 25, at 11.00am, thereafter to Linn Crematorium for 1pm, Lainshaw Drive, Glasgow G45 9SP.

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