Director LHA & Proprietor of The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms

James was born into the hospitality industry so when it came to a carrier there really was no other choice. Upon leaving university he moved to London and took a management trainee position at The Savoy specialising in event management. Over the next 12 years he had the honour to also work at The Dorchester and Claridge’s. There was never any doubt however that he would return to the wonderful Lake District.  After two years as Hotel Manager at The Old England he took over the reins of The Lamplighter in 2010. Over the last 7 years James and his brother have evolved The Lamplighter into one of the premier dining venues in area.  He has been involved with The Lakes Hospitality Association now as one of the Directors for nearly 2 years and has previously been on the commercial members committee at Cumbria Tourism for 2 years. He deeply cares about and loves the Lake District and everything that makes it what it is.  

Director LHA


The Original Lakes Hospitality Trade Show

Proudly supporting the regions hospitality industry for over 50 years

As the regions original trade show, we are committed to ensuring all profits raised from our event are re-directed into promoting the county's hospitality sector.


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