James Batchelor, CEO, Founder & Inventor. CEO and Founder of Alertacall, Trustee of The Silver Line, Honorary Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University
Embedding social good and helping people to think and believe better things about themselves.
James is a serial-founder with ventures ranging from publicly traded companies with hundreds of people through to micro-businesses. Many were started with only modest amounts of capital and several achieved millions in sales. He’s a Trustee of The Silver Line a national charity helpline for older people and supports younger people starting their own ventures. His latest enterprise, Alertacall, has won national awards and has celebrity endorsement. Based on an invention inspired by his own grandmother it now helps tens of thousands of older people as well as many organisations who house and support them. James is an advocate for personal coaching and therapeutic support, believing that what people think and feel about themselves has a critical role to play in their personal success and that of the venture. He’s also come to learn that it can take some people longer than others to adapt to a new vision, and the importance of taking time to get their understanding and buy-in.
CEO and Founder of Alertacall. Expert on entrepreneurship and technology, with a special interest in supporting the ageing population.
Alertacall is an award winning company that brings together ingenious technology and passionate people to provide daily contact to tens of thousands of older people.
Trustee of The Silver Line, the nationwide charity and freephone helpline for older people founded by Dame Esther Rantzen.
Honorary Teaching fellow and “Entrepreneur in Residence” at Lancaster University.
Currently writing a book about the characteristics of successful company founders.
James has a wonderful level of humanity, humility and self-deprecating humour and is so wonderfully understated in his many achievements and high level of Emotional Intelligence. A real pleasure to interview James.