James Onions

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Brief Career History:

Studied at Lancashire Polytechnic (which sadly rebranded as university of Central Lancashire) 1991-1995

Graduate with NHS Estates (my first project was building a helicopter landing pad at royal Preston hospital!)

Capital Project Control Manchester 1997-2001 predominantly involved in office refurbishment and fit out

Joined Colliers 2001, promoted Director Leeds 2008 and head of Manchester and Leeds building consultancy 2011.

Saw the light and joined Paragon 2015 to head up the new Manchester office.

About me:

Married to Jo with three teenage children, Bryony, William and Imogen + Tilly (Jack Russell!). I love spending my spare time with them all and when time (and Jo) permits, playing golf and dabbling in a lifelong ambition to get properly fit via squash and cycling (crap at both)

Favourite food:

All of it except raw onions!

Favourite drink:

In order- gin and tonic plenty of fresh limes, overly chilled Sauvignon blanc, good full bodied red... not all in the same class except on my birthday

Or a drink called real ale exclusively available in the north of England

Favourite (Manchester) eatery:

Lunch at Jamie's Italian and dinner at Blackhouse for red meat feast... not on the same day

Favourite travel destination:

Rural France, Northumberland coast and North Yorkshire Moors

Random Thing:

I used to be a canoe instructor in France... quite possibly the best job in the world


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