"I first met James when his company at the time approached mine to buy it. James became the key contact for me throughout the process for managing the due diligence, legals and business case development.
Given that he was juggling another acquisition and bank funding at the same time I was very impressed that the process remained smooth and the sale was completed within our three month deadline. Any minor problems that arose were overcome by maintaining a sensible, practical and mutually beneficial approach to solving them, which having experienced several other business acquisitions was really refreshing.
James understood that I was going to be running the due diligence process singlehandedly and was very understanding and supportive, particularly with his advisers to ensure they focused on the correct deliverables and I didn’t become bombarded with over the top information requests. The heavy lifting he did to keep the process on-track and his 24/7 availability to help minimise the impact on the day-to-day running of our business was crucial to it being the smoothest business sale process that I have been involved in.
As with all members of the acquirer's team he acted with integrity and helped build a strong trust that was essential when you are selling a business that has been yours and your co-shareholders life's work for many years."