Jim was the Director of Acoustics for Capita Symonds from 1992 to April 2006. He, in collaboration with other senior colleagues, formed Vanguardia Consulting in May 2006.
Jim has over 30 years experience in all technical aspects related to sound, acoustics, noise and vibration and has specialised in the sound management and control at over 1000 music events. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA), Chairman of the London Branch of the IOA and was awarded the Institutes Tyndall medal for his work in entertainment acoustics. He has presented over 30 technical papers in the UK and Overseas.