Getting to know...James Hall
What better way to get to know the KCP team than to put them under the spotlight and fire some personal questions at them. Here’s how our Managing Partner, James Hall, faired.
Press play on the video below to see James' quick fire round answers!
Where did you grow up? Sheffield
First job? Shelf filler at an off license
Best car you’ve owned? Mini
Most famous person in your contacts list? Kevin Sinfield
What motivates you? Life
Best way to spend a day off? An early morning ride, followed by a day with my wife and two sons walking in the countryside or on a beach with a glass of Barolo to finish the day
Toilet paper under or over? Over
City or countryside? Countryside
Dine in or takeaway? Dine in
Favourite random fact? The life expectancy of left-handed people is 7 years shorter than right-handed people
Most outrageous lie you told your kids? Daddy used to be a professional footballer until the bright lights of finance called
Favourite food? Kale
If you weren't working in PE what would you be doing instead? A maths teacher
What made you want to pursue a career in private equity? More interesting than being an accountant!
What do you enjoy most about your role at KCP? Working with entrepreneurs and great business people and helping to build something that will last
Do you have any advice for people wanting to pursue a similar career path? In any career I think it’s important to stay true to yourself and you won’t go far wrong
How has the industry changed since you began your career? It is more structured now and much more sophisticated. When I first started, we were making it up as we went along!
Is there anything that you would change about the industry? Improve its image by demonstrating what we really do and how we can be a real positive influence on businesses