Here at Protocol, we know all about the importance of good people, we pride ourselves in ‘placing people first’ and have been doing so for 25 years now!

Our business is full of great people, and you may only interact with one or two in your work with us, but there is a whole army of support in the background from IT to Marketing and Compliance to Recruitment Consultants. We thought it was important for you to find out a bit more about the people that make up #TeamProtocol. In this series, you will find out a bit about the person behind the screen, or at the end of the phone.

To continue the Protocol Spotlight series, we would like to introduce you to James Schofield, Team Leader for our Skills & Training Team. James has been part of the Protocol Family for just over 6 months now, and is based at Head Office in Nottingham. Here’s what we found out about James:

  1. What car do you drive?

Audi A5

  1. What is your favourite food?

Super spicy food, Italian food, pizzas and anything with truffle! I love seafood too!

  1. What is your favourite drink?

Water haha, I try and drink at least 2 litres a day everyday. If I’m drinking alcohol I love Tequila, Espresso Martinis, a nice Sauvignon Blanc and Peroni or Moretti beer.

  1. What is your favourite film, book or TV show?

I love a Denzel Washington film, but my favourite film would probably be Goodfellas or Scarface. The best book I’ve read recently was “This is Going to Hurt” by Adam Kay, basically memoirs of an ex NHS doctor, bit of a dark comedy but the funniest book I couldn’t put it down and read it in 2 days on holiday. The best thing I’ve watched recently is The Mandalorian on Disney Plus but I’d have to say the best thing I’ve ever watched on TV is Breaking Bad!!

  1. What is your dream holiday destination?

Amalfi Coast in Italy, specifically Positano. I’m hoping to be there soon sipping a nice cold Negroni.

  1. Do you have any hobbies?

I would have to say my main hobby is socialising with friends and family as often as possible. I’m also a bit of a petrol head so I like messing about with cars with my friends and I love going to gigs and festivals too.

  1. Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I once got mistaken for Carl Froch by a waiter who came and asked me for an autograph in the Fox Café in Nottingham whilst having lunch with my manager at the time, much to his amusement!

  1. Do you have any hidden talents?

Not really, although I did accidentally chop my finger off and have it reattached in surgery when I was 6 on holiday in Spain.

  1. What sports teams do you follow?

I don’t really follow too many sports but I do like watching the F1 and any other motorsports.

  1. What’s your dream car?

Ferrari F40, if I ever win the lottery though I will be that person that has about 30 cars and I know what most of them would be already!

  1. What’s your favourite song, band or artist?

Two favourite songs are probably Fools Gold by The Stone Roses and Juicy by Biggie, I’ve got quite an eclectic taste in music but I’ve always got something playing in the background I’m a big music fan.

  1. What was your dream job as a child?

Haha, a DJ!

  1. What one skill or talent would you love to be able to master?


  1. What’s your favourite time of year?

This is such an easy one, Summer!!!

  1. If you could time travel, what year would you go back, or forward to and why?

I’d probably go forward in time to see what my grandchildren’s lives were like and how things had changed and evolved.

  1. Do you have any pets?

Yes, two Maine Coon cats that are super fluffy called Bella and Luna, we absolutely love them.

  1. And finally, why do you love working at Protocol?

The people that work for Protocol are great and are one of the main reasons I joined!

Keep your eyes peeled for the next instalment of Protocol Spotlight…

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