James Hume

James joined Next Phase in 2013 as a Recruitment Specialist focusing on Cell & Gene Therapies and Synthetic Biology. James works with some of the leading innovators in the UK life science sector and has helped a number of young businesses through periods of growth. James’s blogs include managing a team and recruiting in the Biotech industry.  Click here to view all of James’ blogs.

What’s your specialist area?

My specialist area is the Biotech sector – specifically scientific and technical positions

What’s top of your bucket list?

Follow a successful Lions tour – went to New Zealand in 2005.  One word – ouch.

If you could sum up recruitment in 3 word, what would it be?

Proactive, inspiring, challenging

Are you a dog or cat person?

Both – how can you choose?  Both cats and dogs are awesome but if I had to choose my heart says cats

What is your best achievement in the last 12 months?

Moving into my position as Team Manager

If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be?

At home with my wife and son, or realistically in a pub garden with my long term friends or fly fishing by a river or reading a book about prehistoric Britain or palaeontology

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

Less self-obsessed people in positions of power and influence

What is your favourite song?

Chesney Hawkes: The One and Only

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If James had his own theme tune, it would be "The One And Only" by Chesney Hawkes. James has a degree in Geology and has specialised, since 2013, in recruiting Scientific professionals into Biotech companies and other innovation businesses across the UK.