About Pat Hough

Pat Hough

Pat has an MSc in Business Information Systems and over 24 years of international consultancy experience. He has worked with numerous industry, semi-state, and state bodies. In addition he has over ten years experience working in management and is a published author. He has also written eight open-learning texts that have been used in European Universities. He is the founder of World Class Solutions and SUSSx.



World Class Solutions (WCS)

Pat founded WCS in 1992. It’s mission is to work with start-ups, small business and multinational companies to improve efficiency and effectiveness. It has completed projects in the US and Canada, in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe, and in India and Japan. It has worked with a wide range of businesses from start-ups to some of the biggest multinationals in the world. You can find more details on the WCS corporate Website




Pat created SUSSx to tackle the terrible rate of start-up businesses failures around the world. Official figures show that more than 50% of start-ups fail within 5 years. However, many experts put the figure much higher because small businesses often fail before they register. Some believe the failure rate could be as high as 70%.  


Pat’s Key Details (the short version)

MSc in Business Information Systems

24 years International Consultancy Experience

+ 3 years Lecturing experience

+ 14 years industry experience

Published author –  Adventures in Total Quality Management

Author of eight Open Learning texts

Has worked with numerous Industry, Semi-state, and State bodies.



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