Our professionals are drawn from industries as diverse as oil and gas project development, fast moving consumer goods, commodities marketing and trading, and life sciences. We are united in our passion for entrepreneurship and our desire to create value together with the people we work with.
James has held a variety of senior commercial and marketing roles globally across FTSE 100 companies covering consumer goods, durables and finance sectors. He is currently leading businesses in BT’s venture arm.
James is an advocate of building businesses by committing to the success and well-being of people. He holds a first-class degree and Bilingual MBA. In his personal time, James is a keen sportsperson and former GB athlete who still enjoys competing, despite getting progressively slower.
We are privileged to work with a network of experts in their various fields who bring their experience and enthusiasm to the different projects we undertake. For example, in the area of genomics (and life sciences more generally), we work with experts from the Cambridge genomics cluster, including through the Cambridge Enterprise, the University of Cambridge’s Commercialisation Office.
We believe in giving back. We believe that the future is embodied by the next generation. We believe that education the key to unlocking the potential of those that will follow us. We support in particular two charities that deliver excellent education in the widest sense: ReachOut and The Roundhouse Trust.
ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with young people in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and attainment. ReachOut partners with schools in disadvantaged communities to support young people referred for low academic attainment, low confidence, behaviour issues, or because their teachers believe they would benefit from the support of a role model.
The Roundhouse is a hub of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work and where young people can grow creatively as individuals. The Roundhouse believes in the power of creativity to change lives. By giving young people the chance to engage with the arts through music, media and performance projects, they inspire them to reach further, dream bigger, and achieve more.
Please note that we proactively choose the good causes that we work with; we do not accept requests for funding or other support.