James is head of commercial projects, where he is responsible for the day to day operations management and content output for the Retail Week Connect team.
James has spent 10 years as a journalist, working across both consumer celebrity and lifestyle magazines and business trade titles, including Retail Jeweller and Drapers, before joining Retail Week in July 2017.
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