James has over 25 years experience and is responsible for the delivery, development and implementation of business rates mitigation initiatives. The alignment of property and finance strategies designed for sustainable business performance improvement.
James is a specialist advisor on appeals, audit, management and payments, providing RE advice to large multiple occupiers and specialist organisations throughout the UK.
James previously worked for HMRC, client side and CRE consultancy. He acted for a well known high street retailer with an annual liability to business rates of approximately £23M per annum. The development of a rate management strategy delivered a reduction to current and future liabilities of £2M each year and a forensic rate audit recovered £6M of historic payments.
James enjoys rowing and fly fishing.