James Ash

Owner and Creator,

STASH Agency

James from Beverley started his working life within the field of Mental Health at a low and medium secure Hospital within East Yorkshire before moving onto Rampton high secure hospital in Nottinghamshire. Specialising as a sports leader within a professional team of people who managed and assessed behaviour, along with working as a professional football coach in California for a season with the MLS and San Jose Earthquakes. James developed many valuable skills that became transferable as he started his personal journey and road to creating his successful business.

In 2009 on what was nothing more than a punt and a huge will to succeed in the fashion Industry, James took a big risk and a leap of faith leaving his successful career in sports and behavioural assessment to pursue a passion.

James started by setting up an online vintage clothing business, within nine months creating a larger company Setting up retail stores, his own clothing brands and trading globally. “It was all a little bonkers, being thrown in at the deep end would be an understatement”


James quickly realised after some reflection that although he had successfully set up a clothing business, he was not utilising his skills to his full potential. It dawned on James that sitting behind a desk was not suited to him and he was not utilising his ever growing skills of having productive and positive interactions with individuals and businesses. James had already began creating working relationships built on trust and respect which would provide productive and lucrative results moving forward.

With James’ passion and his desire to build on his skills set, STASH Agency was born. James now successfully runs a fashion led events agency that provides event management, Catwalk shows, Models, Photographers, Videographers, stylists presenters and fashion marketing. Working on large events with a team in excess of a hundred, he has strengths and a strong skill set in motivating people to see campaigns flourish from an idea to right through to fruition.

James has recently been adopted and opened up his vast skill set to Bryce Mennell Creative Retail as a Marketing and Events specialist. He works with some of the largest and most successful shopping centres and retail parks in the UK and Europe.

With endless energy and a desire to help others succeed, he has mentored and motivated a number of individuals starting up businesses of their own. James has passed on skills and experience and by networking and taking risks, often throwing himself into new situations, has helped him to create and be a part of a strong support network of entrepreneurs and professionals.

With past experience in education, James has run workshops in schools and is no stranger to motivational speaking with students of all ages.

He is now part of the FEO educational team, breaking through negative attitudes and what are deemed the ‘norms’ of being successful in business.

If you need any further help or information please do not hesitate to get in touch - info@forentrepreneursonly.co.uk

If you need any further help or information please do not hesitate to get in touch - info@forentrepreneursonly.co.uk

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