Jim leaves behind a considerable legacy including the H&V Exhibition, the H&V News Awards and the H&V News Raceday.
He was also the prime mover behind a range of highly regarded product-focused supplements.
“I am proud to have launched the H&V Exhibition and the H&V News Awards,” he said. “It has been immensely satisfying to watch these products develop into the premier events in the industry’s calendar.
“On a personal note, the last 22 years have flown by, thanks to the many great business relationships I’ve built up over the years, both within Emap and throughout the industry.
'I wish everyone in the sector well and hope our paths cross again before too long.”
Jim will continue to sell sponsorship for the 2009 H&V News Awards.