On The Brink | Pat Bell | Episode #67

In the Episode, John and Pat discuss Generating More Value from our Forests (PDF) which you can download here on the website at this link.

Pat Bell is an entrepreneur located in Prince George and former British Columbia Cabinet Minister, who served three terms in the BC Legislature and held a number of high profile positions with the Provincial Government.  

This included Minister of State for Mining, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, Minister of Forests and Range, and Minister of Agriculture. During Pat’s influential time in politics, he also helped produce a 32-page document with the BC Liberals titled “Generating More Value from Our Forests: A Vision and Action Plan for Further Manufacturing.”  

Entrepreneurially, Pat has been a Development Partner with Northern Lights Estate Winery since 2014 and a franchisee  for Wendy’s Restaurant in Prince George since 1988. Recently, Pat and his team received approval to open up their third Wendy’s in Williams Lake, B.C.

  Throughout the years, Pat has owned a variety of businesses in British Columbia, ranging from logging and trucking to hospitality and, of course, the British Columbia’s most northerly winery. In addition, Pat is the former Executive Vice President of Conifex Timber Inc.

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