James graduated from university in 2011 having studied Broadcasting. After realising he didn’t want to be the next Chris Moyles he decided to try his hand at something a little different. He began his career within the Financial Services industry at a pensions company but soon moved to St James’s Place. Starting as an administrator he was quickly promoted to paraplanner and began studying, achieving his Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning within 10 months. Following St James’s Place, James worked in the city for Close Brother Asset Management before joining Lyndhurst in 2016.
Outside of work, James has welcomed his first child, Theodore, into the world in May 2021. Theo keeps James busy but having a son does give James a chance to enjoy Steam Rallies at which he hopes to one day exhibit an engine of his own.