Having worked in Trinity street fruit market for several years James, 41, tells us of
his services and his passion for the fruit market lifestyle.
James has now been a dedicated wholesaler for many years it is not only his job but
his whole entire life.
A family tradition and personal acheivement“I was never particularly interested in working on a
fruit stall. I always wanted to become a professional footballer but, I now
see that my life had other plans for me and im at one with the line of work I carry
out. I feel like I make my ancesters happy.”
Thinking about his family business, James mentioned that he would now like to branch out
further towards other towns and cities.he wanted several of his fruit stalls in
places such as Leeds and Manchester. However, his roots to Hull are to strong
to ever want to leave. “Hull is where it started and Hull is where it should
His wife Janet, recently started a career up in whole sailing. She works closely to him as a butcher in
the same market place which could lead to a bigger chain of whole sailing for the family business. James stated that
if the family business does develop he possibly would like to sell all sorts of
foods and not just fruit.
James clearly is a man with ambition. Having a successful business passed down through generation from his great auntie Audrey,
he intends to keep it a family custom.
His youngest son Daniel is also heavily interested in traditional fruit marketing, more so than what James was when he was a young boy. Daniel says that he would like to proceed to having his own
market stall one day, just like his parents and the rest of his family.