James is from Sheffield and went on to study in Leeds and Glasgow. James joined Department of Coffee and Social Affairs in June 2012, overseeing operations and logistics. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in October 2013 and took over as the Estate Director in 2017.
James started off as the chef and cycle courier, he has worked his way up the organisation by being instrumental in the daily operations of the business. In his five years at Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, James has opened 9 new coffee shops and has been intrinsic in ensuring all systems and process within the shops work seamlessly.