James’ career started at Cluttons where in 10 years he grew the utility business and became a Partner. Identifying a key gap in the market, and a desire to invest in a company that is focused on its people, he co-founded Dalcour Maclaren in 2003 offering a bespoke service acting solely for utility companies. The fledgling company’s USP quickly lead to it flourishing beyond James’ initial vision and today he is extremely proud of how the business has developed.

James is an expert negotiator and is often found pacing the office doing deals with landowners and agents alike. With a hands-on approach to clients, James also spends much of his working life sourcing new business as well as overseeing the internal business structure in all areas from HR to IT. He truly believes the key to the success to Dalcour Maclaren’s growth is the calibre of its people. 

Looking after the people is key to James and he strongly believes in a work hard – play harder mentality which shines through at the infamous Dalcour Maclaren summer and Christmas parties.  

Outside of the office James often finds himself competing in triathlons and finds comfort in lycra, be it for running with his faithful labradors and spaniel in tow or cycling eye watering distances. James stress levels have been tested of late as he has stepped into the passenger seat of his daughter’s polo – complete with L plates!