Jim was born and raised in Axminster and moved to Bridport in 1979 to run the office of R & C Snell. The latter amalgamated with Symonds & Sampson in 1999 when Jim became a partner and he took over the running of the agricultural departments at Bridport and Axminster.
The week offers a great variety of work including pipeline claims, valuations of land for sale and auctions of land. Jim also assists farmers grass keep agreements and farm business tenancies.
Jim is Lord of the Manor of Axminster and can be seen on a Thursday in Axminster collecting his rents from the stall-holders. He lives in Bridport with his wife and children.