James is a qualified accountant with Anderson Barrowcliff, making partner in April 2016. He specialises in companies looking to grow, either organically or through acquisition or merger. James manages the Anderson Barrowcliff corporate finance department, helping his clients to raise finance, dispose of and acquire other businesses. James puts his success down to taking a personal approach with all his clients and always striving to give the best level or service possible. As a result of the hard work of James and his colleagues, Anderson Barrowcliff was awarded the "Small Accountancy Firm of the Year" award at the 2015 North East Accountancy Awards. 

James has always been keen to work with charities and when he met Daisy Chain's CEO, Judith Haysmore at an Anderson Barrowcliff event in 2012, she invited him to visit the Day Centre to find out more about the charity. James visited the Norton site and was blown away by the fantastic work the Daisy Chain team were doing and the support available to the children and their families. He found the whole facility amazing with the soft play area and farm really standing out.

Since this time, James and Anderson Barrowcliff have organised a number of fundraising events for Daisy Chain. These include organising a wine and cheese tasting evening in association with Lewis and Cooper, organising a group to complete the "Total Warrior" obstacle course in the Lake District for 3 years running, holding a football World Cup party and various other events. James has also introduced a number of his friends and business contact to the charity, who are now also supporting Daisy Chain with fundraising and other activities of their own.

Within his role as trustee for the charity, James enjoys seeing the organisation grow and support more and more families in the local area.

In his spare time, James, his wife and 2 daughters are huge Disney World enthusiasts and spend most annual holidays over in Florida. James is also a keen golfer. He is a Middlesbrough FC supporter and also loves his cricket.