James returned to Bristol in 2001 having been brought up in North Somerset and educated at The Downs School, Wraxall and Clifton College. Following his schooling, James achieved a degree in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. His first full time employment was with Cluttons in Bath, where he was based for five years. When Knight Frank opened an office in Bristol, James joined the team to specialise in the sale of country properties within the villages surrounding Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. In 2005, James became office head, overseeing the running of the office and the sale of both town and country properties. With his links to the city, James has expert local knowledge of Bristol and the surrounding areas and strongly believes in building long term relationships and acting for clients discreetly and with confidentiality.