James is Chairman of 90 North’s Board, as well as being a former panellist on BBC’s Dragons’ Den, a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and former Chairman of the UK Government backed Start-Up Loans.

Establishing his private equity reputation in the recruitment industry, James established Hamilton Bradshaw in 2003 to be the leading advisor for investment into UK recruitment and property businesses, including buyouts, venture capital and turnarounds.

James was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2015 for services to Entrepreneurship and Charitable Services through the James Caan Foundation.