James is our M&A Director, as well as being Client Services Director for Wilmslow.

A corporate finance professional since 1995, James advised a wide array of clients on many of the North West’s leading mid-market transactions through to 2019 when he moved away from advisory work and into a management role.

As our Group M&A Director, James is responsible for sourcing, executing and integrating our acquisitions. He is also responsible for managing and growing our businesses in Manchester, Wilmslow and Sheffield. James joined Knights in 2018 when we acquired his Manchester-based business.

Away from his role with Knights, James is Co-Founder of Manchester Originals which competes in The Hundred, the franchise short form cricket tournament. He is also Senior Independent Director at Lancashire Cricket, one of the UK’s leading county cricket clubs, where he is involved in strategic projects across both the sporting and business operations at Emirates Old Trafford.