James Grimshaw


Specialist Areas

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Business Advisory


  • BSc (Hons) Economics



A bit about me

Hello, I’m James. After graduating from Exeter University 2 years’ ago with a degree in Economics, I’ve spent the time pursuing 2 passions of mine – sailing and cooking – by working as a chef on superyachts. Here, I worked out in the Middle East catering for guests during the Qatar World Cup and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as well as completing a season in the Mediterranean.

One thing I enjoy the most, so far working at Ecovis, is the friendly office environment.

Personally speaking

What are your favourite hobbies?

  • Cooking, sailing, skiing, scuba diving, football and rugby

If you could choose an alternative career, what would it be?

  • If I could choose an alternate career, I would be a scuba diving instructor in the Maldives.

My favourite meal is…

  • It would have to be a medium rare ribeye steak with a red wine jus

My first job

  • I worked as a pot wash in my local pub

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?


  • I trained with the 1RGR (1st Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles) in the Brunei jungle