James has managed retail businesses and owned his own franchise. He understands what it means to be in business, just as he understands the emotional impact of selling. Turning his attention from that of owner to business broker, James adopts a fresh approach. Using both traditional and digital marketing methods, he assists his clients through the sale process with confidence and compassion.
James began his career as an educator. With a proactive approach, developing positive and caring learning environments for all students, his people-centred leadership and management skills eventually led him to a role as School Principal. Developing and implementing strategic planning and quality control initiatives, combined with managing financial performance indicators, the school excelled under his leadership. With a strong multi-cultural focus, James was passionate about developing solid and trusting relationships between the school, the parents, and the wider community.
As an extension of his leadership and management career, James moved into retail management, where he earned 12 years’ experience, overseeing general operations in complex retail environments. It was in branch manager roles in South Africa and New Zealand that he learned to incorporate day to day management. James’ retail career fell across many industries; fashion, food, home and living, restaurant and liquor stores and service provision for iconic retail chain stores. Focused on exceeding set targets and goals, his passion to inspire and motivate his team led to excellent results, allowing him to excel in his role.
With a solid foundation and an already successful career, James joined the Specsavers Partner in Development Programme. He saw huge potential in the Specsaver model and purchased his own franchise. His role allowed him to apply his commercial acumen to day to day business operations, manage sales and financial performance, while ensuring quality customer service standards.
With a strong background in organisational leadership, staff management and business development, James is the ideal broker to assist you in the sale of your business. Call him for a free appraisal.