James graduated from Salford University in 1994 with a BSc (Hons) in Business and Management Studies. Prior to joining PNO in 2009 James worked in the Venture Capital industry, focused particularly on both technology and early stage businesses. With a deep interest in and a keen eye for innovations with a disruptive market potential, James plays a key role in identifying which projects PNO collaborate with. He has experience across all major technology sectors, and has worked on all the main funding programmes of InnovateUK and the European Commission’s FP7 and H2020. James has a particular expertise in project finances and helps guide and develop the budget for applications.
During his time at PNO James has being involved in all 8 of the EC funded research projects in which PNO UK have been a partner, two of which he was the coordinator of, thus gaining a thorough understanding of delivery of large scale collaborative projects and also EC reporting requirements. James also heads up the reporting and compliance service delivery in the UK.