James first came to the security industry in 2012 after spending 6 years in the parachute regiment. He completed several close protection tasking including the Queen's jubilee and the 2012 Olympic Games. After this, he established himself in the investigations sector becoming a team leader and trainer for one of the best know investigations companies in the UK. However, for personal reasons, he then became a prison officer at HMP Liverpool where he excelled in Control & Restraint and Physical Intervention becoming a highly respected member of the Control & Restraint fraternity and stand-in Co-ordinator. Returning to the security industry in 2019 James refreshed his CP qualification with Elite Academy and from there grew within the industry. Completing several recognised Risk Management courses along with all his teaching qualifications with Elite Academy. James has been training full-time with Elite since May 2022.