About James

I was born in 1979 in Derby, England and moved to Jersey in 1984 with my mother and one of my sister's. My working life started in 1995 after completing my GCSE's, and for 10 years I worked within the hospitality sector, specifically hotels and bars across Jersey and the UK.

My IT journey started in 2006 when I had the opportunity to join a UK Value Added IT Distributor, this is when my life started to really change, within 2 years I had led negotiations with the UK NHS to secure a contract to supply managed encryption solutions, deploying in excess of 400,000 units and licences and bringing in over £8m in revenue to the business, hitting year on year new sales records.

In 2012 I left the VAD to start out on my own and formed, initially inSync IT which became Secusol Security Solutions, a virtual subsidiary and master distributor for innovative cybersecurity vendors that wanted to get a foothold in the EMEA markets. After setting up partnerships across the world, I moved to the Czech Republic, where I was based for 18 months, during this time I met my second wife.

In 2019 due to cash flow problems as well as Brexit, we moved back to Jersey and  I started work at the Channel Islands biggest technology solutions provider C5 Alliance as Business Development Manager and the sole BDM for BDO's Robotic Process Automation practice.

During the COVID-19 crisis I decided that C5 wasn't the right for me, and I joined Total Solutions Group's (TSG) senior leadership team as Business Development Executive on a short term contract.

I like to blog about technology and also record podcasts, you will find them all here, whether business or personal related material.