Sir John Timpson and I talk about family, how and why he and his late Wife Alex adopted more than 90 children, what a saintly yet wonderfully eccentric woman Alex was and amongst many other things, why there are only colleagues in Timpsons, not management and employees. We also get to here John's view on Attachment and why employing former prisoners has been quite as successful as it has been for their business.
Sir John Timpson is the former Managing Director of his family business, William Timpson. He is known for his various charitable involvements, his work with schools and his innovative management style. In 2004 he was awarded the CBE in the Birthday Honours List for Services to the Retail Sector and in 2017 was knighted for his services to business and fostering. John and Nahla discuss many stories involving fostering and kindness in business. Part 2 of interview split into 2 episodes. Intro music from scottholmesmusic.com
Sir John Timpson is the former Managing Director of his family business, William Timpson. He is known for his various charitable involvements, his work with schools and his innovative management style. In 2004 he was awarded the CBE in the Birthday Honours List for Services to the Retail Sector and in 2017 was knighted for his services to business and fostering. John and Nahla discuss many stories involving fostering and kindness in business. Part 1 of interview split into 2 episodes. Intro music from scottholmesmusic.com
Leadership and Upside Down Management with Sir John Timpson and Roger Lane Smith
The Inspiring Leadership Podcast
The Inspiring Leadership Podcast delves into the minds of inspiring businesspeople, learning from the very best to determine what makes a great leader. In the latest episode host Darryl Cooke is joined by two inspiring leaders: Roger Lane Smith and Sir John Timpson.Roger Lane Smith built the largest law firm in the world, DLA, and now acts as consultant to a wide range of businesses that benefit from his expertise. Sir John Timpson CBE is the chairman and owner of Timpson, the family business of key cutters and shoe repairers that now has over 2,000 shops and a fantastic charitable foundation. John writes a column for the Daily Telegraph and has written a book on Upside Down Management, the style of management he has become famous for. Roger and John have worked together for over 30 years and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide us on what it takes to build and lead great organisations. The discussion focuses on the inception of these two successful businesses and looks at the reasons why they’ve been so successful, as well as touching on John and Roger’s working relationship and Upside Down Management.
26. Values, longevity and fostering 90 children - Sir John Timpson
The Watchword Podcast
John joined the family business Timpson in 1963 before the organisation went through a serious board room disagreement which saw the business go out of family control. John continued to work there and eventually enabled a management buyout before leading the business on to considerable success. In addition to running the business, John and his family have supported their team of colleagues in a wide number of ways which perhaps set their organisation apart from others and I would argue is inspirational. He and his late wife Alex also found the time to foster 90 children. It was a privilege to talk to Sir John and I hope you enjoy it. Please do leave a review for the podcast on Apple podcasts and follow us on social media.
Great service comes from doing things upside down - Interview with John Timpson
Punk CX with Adrian Swinscoe
Today’s interview is with John Timpson CBE, Chairman of Timpson’s the UK and Ireland’s leading retail service provider of shoe repairs, key cutting, watch repairs, engraved personalised gifts, dry cleaning and assisted photo ID. They are also the UK’s fastest growing specialist locksmith service. After hearing John speak at a recent conference, I asked him if he would be willing to be interviewed for my podcast series. John talks to me today about the Timpson story, upside down management, customer service and ex-offenders.
Family-Run William Timpson Founder & Fostering Legend Sir John Timpson
Jazz Shapers sponsored by Mishcon De Reya
John Timpson on Jazz Shapers with Mishcon de Reya. Jazz Shapers in association with Mishcon de Reya broadcasts every Saturday at 9am, with a repeat on Monday at 5am, just before the Business Breakfast.Presented by broadcaster and Mishcon de Reya’s Director of Business Development Elliot Moss, Jazz Shapers shares music from the risk takers, leaders and influencers of jazz, soul and blues, alongside interviews with their equivalent in the business world: entrepreneurs who have defined and shaped business categories and ways of operating, defying convention and have gone on to achieve great success.With more than 900 people, Mishcon de Reya is an independent London-based law firm that serves an international community of clients. In their words: "We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal.'
51: A family feud nearly killed us: high street legend John Timpson
City AM Unregulated | Professional Development, Entrepreneur, CEOs, Communication, Leadership, Start Up, Business, Careers
Few business leaders write a chairman's report for 15 years' time - but John Timpson is one of a kind. He joins us reveal why he hires ex-offenders, share his secret to great customer service - and explain why a family feud nearly killed his business.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.