James rode as a Jump Jockey from 2005 to 2009. On his retirement from riding, James took the initiative to approach JETS for help and always wishes he had done so earlier.
With JETS advice and grants, James was able to train in the operation of plant machinery and chainsaws, trailer towing and First Aid; as well as benefit from marketing training and career coaching with JETS.
James has been able to grow Ecological Landscape over the last three years into a thriving business, along with two other partners – his brother, Tom Diment and Keith Julier. The company has gained major contracts with racecourses and councils and James is keen to expand more into the equine industry.
James: “I knew I had to learn the basics and establish communications with people in the industry. The list of qualifications I had to acquire was endless and very daunting but I did manage to pass them all with flying colours. I love working in the business and we are very proud of our achievements which include helping to build a sound proof living willow fence barrier at Lingfield Racecourse and projects for the Malvern Hills Conservators.”