James spent 9 years at an international chemical marketing and distribution company (Ellis & Everard) fast tracking through an internal Management Development Program. He founded Exwold Technology in 1993 with investment from a regional VC fund. James has entrepreneurial vision which has seen the company grow from 7 staff to over 120 in 27 years. Strong passion to see the North East of England restructure its industrial base to become a competitive and sustainable region for advanced manufacturing/process engineering in chemicals and biotechnology that is good enough to compete on the global stage.
James specialties: Business Start-Up, VC fund raising, Management Team structuring or re-structuring, Talent Management & Development, Non-Exec or Advisory support.