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John Timpson

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Episode 23 - Sir John Timpson

Journeys in Education

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.  

40mins

2 Apr 2021

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Sir John Timpson Talks Kindness Part 2

A culture of kindness

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

28mins

25 Jan 2021

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Sir John Timpson Talks Kindness

A culture of kindness

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

48mins

25 Jan 2021

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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. 

54mins

15 Jan 2021

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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.

44mins

8 Jul 2020

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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.

43mins

7 Dec 2019

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Sir John Timpson: What Makes Us Human?

What Makes Us Human with Jeremy Vine

The owner of the shoe repair chain joins us to answer the question.

26mins

14 Nov 2018

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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.'

28mins

23 Dec 2017

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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.

26mins

29 Mar 2017

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A Good Read 29 November 2016: John Bird & John Timpson

Books and Authors

Businessman John Timpson & Big Issue founder John Bird talk favourite books.

27mins

29 Nov 2016

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