James is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (FCCA) and brings a wealth of experience in a variety of disciplines, having spent his formative years in various retail and leisure management positions. He joined Cheesmur as an AAT qualified Accounts Assistant in 2008, soon progressing to take on the role of Finance Manager and, with the full support of the business, James successfully completed an Accountancy degree at the University of Brighton.
Following qualification as a Certified Chartered Accountant three years later, he was appointed Finance Director in 2017 and has been instrumental in the development, implementation and improvement of a wide range of more effective working practices and IT data systems. These have provided improved real time, accessible and relevant information across the business at both board and operational level. In addition, James supports and mentors our accounts team, helping them to further their accountancy studies and to continue to develop as an excellent and valued part of the Cheesmur Team.