As Director of Fundraising and Business Development for Adoption UK, James is responsible for the development of the income required to do our fantastic work and support our beneficiaries. James' goal is ensuring we grow our income in line with Adoption UK’s ambitious growth plans and ensuring that every £ raised is used to provide the support required by every adoptive and kinship care family and ensure that adopted young people are given everything they need to thrive and have a future that is not determined by their past.

James has worked in widening participation for over 15 years and has designed national education programmes focused on providing disadvantaged students with enrichment activities and skills to ensure they are given the opportunities they deserve. As a professional fundraiser, James has raised over £5M to support young people and worked with some of the UK’s largest companies including BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, McLaren F1 and GCHQ. His focus at Adoption UK is working with strategic corporate partners to develop programmes that will support Adopted young people and the wider community.

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