James started his career as a trainee Quantity Surveyor with Bovis Lend Lease in 2003 receiving sponsorship to carry out a BSc (Hons) degree on a day release basis. Throughout his time at Bovis Lend Lease, James helped deliver some of the most highly prolific projects the UK had to offer and quickly advanced to Commercial Manager. In 2007, James joined the family business as a Commercial Executive and later graduated from the University of Westminister. After bringing a number of successful projects to a close, he was promoted to Senior Commercial Executive. By 2012, James was awarded Commercial Directorship of The Munnelly Group heading up the team of Surveyors and Buyers with the aim to create commercial prosperity.