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RCL Club Meeting – Sir John Timpson CBE

2nd October 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

RCL Club Meeting – Sir John Timpson CBE

Sir John Timpson was educated at Oundle and Nottingham University. The Timpson family business was taken over in 1973, but 10 years later Sir John led a £42m management buyout.  In 1987 he sold the shoe shops and concentrated on building the shoe repairing and key cutting business.
Timpson now has over 2000 branches nationwide with a turnover of £300m.  It is a private business wholly owned by Sir John Timpson and his family.  Timpson is the UK’s most active employer of people from prison. In 2018 Sir John chaired an expert panel that made recommendations to government on future plans for Town Centres. Sir John was married to his late wife Alex for 47 years.  He has five children and Sir John and his wife were foster carers for 31 years during which time they fostered 90 children.

He describes his business philosophy in his book, ‘Upside Down Management’ and has a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph. In 2004 he was awarded the CBE in the Birthday Honours List for Services to the Retail Sector, and in 2017 he was awarded a knighthood for Services to Business and Fostering.


2nd October 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Rotary Club Of London


The Chesterfield Hotel, Mayfair
35 Charles St
London, W1J 5EB United Kingdom
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