James Routledge

I founded Sanctus in 2016 after a period of struggling with my mental health following the shutting down of my previous company. I then decided to set up Sanctus to create the brand that I wished I’d been able to turn to.

I’ve been involved in the startup world since 2012, running two previous businesses and also holding a position as Partner at Potential VC, so I’ve seen most of what the world of entrepreneurship has to offer, and also the incredible amount of stress and pressure that is placed on both founders and employees.

Through Sanctus, I regularly share my experiences of mental health, delivering talks for companies like Red Bull and BBC, and being featured in several press articles, including the Guardian, the IndependentForbes and the Financial Times, as well as interviews for the BBC and Sky News.