Jim Pascoe studied at Bristol University before setting up his first company, working in specialist access within the construction industry, including milestone projects such as the Millennium Dome and Eden Project. He sold the company and joined the Royal Marines for a successful 10 year career, which included everything from small team counter piracy operations through to organising the deployment of a Brigade of 2,500 personnel.
Naturally questioning, with a keen eye for problem solving, his wealth of experience took him to the United States Marine Corps to develop their field training packages. Subsequently, as the Chief Instructor for Royal Marine Officer Training, he conducted the first comprehensive training review in 20 years – enhancing the relevance of one of the finest leadership courses in the World.
Since leaving the Royal Marines, Jim has worked in both the commercial and charity sector, overseeing projects from inception, through design, to delivery. Examples of this include large infrastructure projects for Plymouth City Council, the Forestry Commission and the National Trust.
Jim’s passion is the outdoors, in particular cycling – this has led him to setting up Rockets & Rascals, a bicycle emporium and events business. He also runs the operations and logistics for the Friends Life Tour of Britain and Women’s Tour.