Seamab currently benefits from the support of our Patron Gerard Eadie CBE.

Gerard Eadie CBE joined Seamab as a Patron in 2017.

Gerard is Executive Chairman of leading home improvements company CR Smith. Having left school at 16 to become an apprentice glazier, he forged a career for himself and built his own business.

Today, CR Smith employs more than 400 people across manufacturing, sales, marketing and customer service and is recognised as the leading brand in Scotland or windows, doors and conservatories.

Gerard’s own experiences have shaped his view on the world and in particular, he believes that young people, whatever their background, should be given every chance to realise their potential.

He has been a director at Business in the Community, the figurehead for the Airborne Initiative and the Chairman of The Prince’s Trust in Scotland. In 2011 he set up his own initiative, Hand Picked, an employer sponsorship programme that supports young people into work.

“Seamab is a small charity, with a great sense of purpose. The commitment shown by the team is vast. I am very pleased to be invited to be Patron and will do all I can to support the charity to continue to achieve its noble aims and ambitions.”

- Gerard Eadie CBE