The career path for James started with a spell in accounts working for his father before being given the experience of sales and this has been his chosen path ever since. James spent 4 years in his father’s business before moving on to work in Crewe, initially for a Renault dealership, and then as sales manager for Skoda in 1997. Along the way he studied for qualifications in business and finance, including a degree in Business Studies.
Having made a good impression in Crewe, James transferred to the sales manager post at Skoda in Newcastle-under-Lyme, where he was for 5 years before moving to Greenhous. James explains that travelling less was one factor leading to his move to Shrewsbury: “My son is at school in Shrewsbury so I am travelling in the same direction now rather than dropping him off and heading towards Stoke.”
James continued: “I am looking forward to getting know the staff and customers and being part of the local community as I know Greenhous are a community based business.” On a personal level James finds relaxation in the sport of sailing. He has a boat moored at Lake Bala where he is often to be seen on those precious days off!