James Batchelor

Bringing together positive people with great ideas, and making things happen.

James Batchelor
James Batchelor 2019

I’m an expert on entrepreneurship and technology – and how technologies can affect loneliness and isolation in groups like the ageing population, for which I created a successful invention.

In 2004 I founded Alertacall, an award winning company that brings together ingenious technology and passionate people to provide daily contact to tens of thousands of older and higher needs people.

I’m also the founder of many other ventures ranging from publicly traded companies with hundreds of people through to micro-businesses. Most were started with only modest amounts of upfront capital and several achieved millions in sales.

I’m currently writing a book about the characteristics of successful founders – a topic I’m regularly invited to speak about. I’m also an adviser to several other founders, and an Honorary Teaching fellow and “Entrepreneur in Residence” at Lancaster University.

As a Trustee I support The Silver Line, the nationwide charity and freephone helpline for older people founded by Dame Esther Rantzen and I also support several youth development causes.

I enjoy making connections between different people and their ideas and seek a life full of friendships and adventure. Contact me if you think a conversation between us might be interesting or fun.