James, who joined Luckmans straight from school, has been a partner for 24 years but
has been planning his move into the catering world for several months.
"My wife is from Thailand and used to work in hotels. We have always wanted to run
our own hotel and now we have the chance.
"I have had a very good career with Luckmans but just felt it was time for me and
the practice to move on. Luckmans has a great future and I wish them all the best."
Mr James will be replaced by Ash Rishiraj, who has joined partners Brian Owen and Terry
Frankton at Luckmans from leading Coventry based safetywear manufacturer Farlane Johnson.
Mr Rishiraj, who trained with international accountants KPMG, has also spent five years
working as a consultant for Coventry Chamber of Commerce, DTI and Business Link
"Business Link approached Luckmans offering business advice and I dealt with the
company as a result. I presume they liked what I had to offer I suppose this is the
ultimate in taking up the service!
"Luckmans is a very well established and respected name in Coventry and having
worked alongside Brian and Terry and I am delighted to be on board.
"We are looking to enhance the services offered to existing clients and potential
clients by forging closer working relationships, aimed at improving the performance of
their business into the new millennium.
"Having worked very closely with many owner-managed and owner-controlled
businesses, we are in a position to help their businesses realise their full potential.
"It is our intention that we are not only seen as giving advice but getting
our hands dirty in implementing our recommendations and thus achieving common goals.
We want to work with businesses rather than on them."