James Cook is a data-driven business leader, with extensive expertise in technology, digital, and business growth. James has been a staple in the Bristol tech scene since starting SpiderGroup over 17 years ago, getting involved in mentoring and building up the next generation of tech enthusiasts. 

James has extensive experience helping businesses meet their ambitious goals through technology and sales enablement. His experience spans business to business, machine learning and AI, online services, bringing new products to market, and supporting start up and scale up growth.

James started SpiderGroup after achieving his degree in Chemistry from the University of Bristol. Recognising that it was the technology behind his experiments that truly excited him, James started providing tech support to local businesses, quickly building the business and bringing in new team members to continue to provide the high level of service he was known for. 

Outside the office, James retains his obsession with all things tech – he’s well-known for having to have the latest gadgets and is always ready to try something new. He’s a family man, whose three children are following in his footsteps, with Minecraft a current favourite among them.