Meet Our Very Own James Coulton

After 30+ years working big corporate jobs in the leisure and cultural services industries, James Coulton decided he wanted to work for himself. He set out to find something that matched his personality, enabled him to meet new people and revolved around the local area he is so passionate about. As a result, Select South West Tours was born.

James is as local as they come. Born and raised on a dairy farm in South Devon, his mother and her family are from Cornwall (Falmouth), whilst everyone on his father’s side hail from Devon (Buckfastleigh). He now lives in Plymouth (Devon) but has a perfect view of Cornwall from his home, so really he has one foot in both counties! This authentic understanding and appreciation for the region shines through during his tours and punctuates everything he does.

In his previous life, James racked up a series of impressive qualifications, earning a Degree in Sport and Recreation Management, a Diploma in Management Studies, a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma and an IOSH health and safety qualification. In addition, he is a highly experienced driver and a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists. He is also a qualified emergency first aider – although hopefully you won’t need to put that to the test!