MBCI Accredited Coach
Shortly after obtaining his BSc Honours Degree in Production Engineering and Management from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, where he was born and raised, Jim and his wife immigrated to South Africa and became South African citizens. His first 8 years in business here were spent with a large international computer company where he progressed through sales and marketing to a senior management position responsible for all aspects of branch operations, focusing on recruitment and salesteam development, turnover and profit target achievement, budget development and financial control. He then joined a small start-up South African computer company and helped them grow from 4 staff to 140 staff and 4 divisions. He held the position of MD for his last 3 years with them before launching his first private business venture.Since then, his startup businesses have included:
- Computers and computer consumables
- Copy and printing shop
- Promotional items, production and sourcing
- Cell phone sales and service
- Currency trading and training both in SA and the USA.