Founder and Chair

After running a successful Fire and Security company which employed over 200 people and provided services to some of the biggest names on the high street, James sold his national business in 2014 and began developing his passion for growing and eating home-grown, organic produce.  Hope Farm was created, a 4 acre space producing organic fruit and vegetables, as well as a renewed passion for reconnecting children, families and the elderly with where their food comes from, encouraging healthier eating patterns and offering support to those suffering from childhood obesity or loneliness.  With over 30 years experience of working in partnership with key players in the UK’s business communities, James is well positioned to develop and grow Hands of Hope, into a successful enterprise, supporting multiple projects.