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Meet the team...

James Burgess

Head of Sales and Marketing

James has over 2 years’ experience in the recruitment industry focusing within the Sporting Goods market. He has successfully placed Sales & Marketing professionals at all levels. His affiliation with Sport stems from a young age when he first picked up a Rugby ball aged 4… He progressed all the way through to Academy level before pursuing a career in the City.

Who is your favourite club?

I love watching long ball Football so there’s only one club for me…. West Ham. As for Rugby it’s the Mighty Quins!

What sporting moment lives longest in the memory?

The 2003 RWC final and the London Victory parade that followed. A great excuse for a day off School (approved by the Headmaster of course)

What’s your favourite book or film?

Not a huge book fan as they spoil the movies. I do love a Denzel Washington film with ‘Man on Fire’ a personal favourite.

Who is your sporting idol?

Jason Robinson “Billy Whizz”

Which sporting events do you most look forward to?

Most Saturday afternoons at Upton Park, especially when I get to watch a rare victory!

Is there a phrase that you live your life by?

"Buy cheap buy twice"

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