James Hopkins’ first renovation project was a cottage in Halesworth in 1985. From there James grew his company into the largest independent homebuilder in East Anglia.

Following the sale of Hopkins Homes, James retained ownership of Hopkins & Moore and renamed the company Denbury Homes. Building beautiful homes that reflect and complement the character of local towns and villages remains at the heart of Denbury’s approach.

Together with his wife Selina, James established the Denbury Charitable Fund. Through the fund, Denbury supports charities, groups, and individuals across East Anglia.

In addition to the work his charitable foundation undertakes, James, as a farmer, has a keen interest in the environment and legacy. He has commissioned work on his land which includes improving wildlife habitat and tree planting together with reinstatement of important ecological features, thus preserving and protecting land and habitat for future generations.