James specialises in assisting his clients with selling companies, helping companies raise equity finance, completing management buyouts and buying companies. James has a passion for working with owner managers, hearing people’s stories, and understanding their businesses to find the best tailored solution for them. James works across several industries, specialising in industrials.

At home, James is very social and enjoys spending time with his friends and family. James likes to relax by running, playing golf, or watching his beloved Liverpool FC (which is often not very relaxing!). James has two young boys and is kept busy by chasing them around on the weekend!

James says, "I enjoy building strong relationships with my clients and delivering, often a once-in-a-lifetime, investment realisation event for them, alongside my colleagues. Working in a team is important to me and I believe that everyone should have equal opportunity and receive the support they need to succeed and reach their potential at our firm. For that reason, I joined the transactions' Diversity and Inclusion Team as part of a culture of allyship."

Favourite thing about RSM

"The culture! I believe that my colleagues and I (at all levels) are very hardworking, yet very fun and caring as a group. I feel I am pushed to be the best I can be at RSM, whilst being supported along the way. I think this is reflected through our long-lasting client relationships."

James’s RSM timeline:

• 2011: joined RSM in the audit department
• 2015: transferred to the M&A team
• 2015: joined the manufacturing sector group
• 2019: promoted to Associate Director
• 2022: promoted to Director

Deal case studies:

Barwick Bathrooms
Hawthorn Timber