Jim is the Head of Mentoring Support at Newable, overseeing the delivery of the Help to Grow: Management Course (voluntary mentoring) on behalf of the Department for Business and Trade as well as the Startup Loans’ Post Loans Support Programme on behalf of British Business Bank.
Before then, Jim was a Senior International Trade Adviser and Sector Team Manager for the UK’s Department for International Trade, covering the creative & media sector in London and South East regions and leading across all sectors for the Indian markets.
Prior to joining Newable in 2014, Jim spent over 20 years working for Haymarket Media Group where he was involved in building the company’s international business interests, in particular in India, China, Australia and South East Asia. He spent 12 years based full time overseas including six years living and working in India. Jim has set-up businesses in each corner of the world, from one man start-ups and single license agreements to acquisitions and joint ventures with multi-nationals. He oversaw the launch of over 30 magazines and websites in 12 languages, in 15 countries.
While living in India, Jim was the chairman of the British Business Group Mumbai and when he lived in China, was on the committee of the British Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai.