James Kitching

Fernite of Sheffield Ltd

James Kitching is owner and Managing Director of Fernite of Sheffield Ltd. Having studied engineering at university, pursued a career with Corus and Mars before moving to Dakin Flathers in a senior management role, trebling the size and profitability of the business and undertaking a major cultural overhaul.

In 2014 he purchased Fernite of Sheffield Ltd, and since has more than doubled turnover. In 2018 Fernite won the SME of the year award at the Sheffield Business awards and were also shot-listed for awards in 2017 and 2019. In 2019 Fernite won the Brand Yorkshire ‘Out of their League’ and ‘Best Overall Business’ awards. James has focussed on developing strong teams, aligned with core values and with them achieving challenging goals.

James has a wife, Hannah and two Children aged 6 and 10 and outside of work enjoys cycling, walking and the outdoors.


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