James Ashton is a business writer, commentator and consultant. His journalism appears regularly in the Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph (where he writes the ‘Questor’ column) as well as CEO interviews for the Mail on Sunday, Times and Telegraph. He was City Editor and Executive Editor of the Evening Standard and Independent and before that City Editor of the Sunday Times. His podcast series Leadingwith James Ashton brings together people from the top of very different organisations in the worlds of business, charity, the arts and beyond to discuss their take on leading vital causes, famous brand names and multi-million-pound enterprises. Take a listen here. Through Lingmell Media, his content and consulting business, James helps companies and individuals tell great stories. He also runs Oscar’s Book Prize, a competition to find the best pre-school book of the year.