Managing Editor, The Caterer

James joined The Caterer in 2010, then leading a team of journalists reporting across hotels, restaurants, contract catering, pubs and bars as content editor.  He was appointed deputy editor in 2015 after the title’s acquisition by Jacobs Media Group from RBI, working alongside the editor to relaunch The Caterer’s website and digital subscription offer and create the Caterer Insight market trend reports, alongside new training events.

James was made Editor in August 2020 to lead The Caterer brand in print, online and through its prestigious portfolio of events, which include The Cateys, Caterer Summits, Acorn Awards, Product Excellence Awards and UK Sommelier of the Year competition.  With 20 years’ experience in print and digital communications, prior to joining The Caterer James held a number of roles in the construction trade press.