James Timpson Biography
James Timpson – keynote speaker, motivational speaker and after dinner speaker - is Managing Director of Timpson - a thriving family business since it was first established in Manchester in 1865. It is now the UK's largest shoe repairer, key cutter, engraver and watch repairer - with James and his father at the helm and 3000 'colleagues' operating over 600 shops.
Background and Career
Before and after his time at Durham University James worked in all areas of the business from branch manager to area manager until joining the Timpson House team.
James and his father John have created a unique business culture that is based on recruiting personalities and giving them complete authority to run their shops in any way they want. James and his father claim to have created a culture that allows them to lead the business "standing on our heads."
Timpson has won several awards for customer service and employee satisfaction. Hardly surprising, given their recent acquisition of a seaside hotel specifically for staff holidays.
The management culture is designed to ensure that those serving customers are treated as the most important people in the business; everyone else is there to help.
As he shows in conference presentations, James believes in 'upside down' management and an absolute focus on delivering customer service. He worked initially as a branch manager before progressing through the business, and understands exactly what motivates the front line team.
James is married to Roisin and lives with their three children near Chester.
James has created a unique and irrepressibly successful business model, which has established him as an esteemed motivational and after dinner speaker.
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James Timpson News
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4th July 2012
Michelle Mone OBE, Charles Dunstone and Tim Smit have been named most inspirational entrepreneurs.
20th May 2011
The North East of England is the venue for the Entrepreneursâ€™ Forum, where a handful of Speakers Cornerâ€™s top talent take the stage to inspire business leaders and aspirational executives from all over the UK. Hamish McRae, Sarah Willingham, Tim Smit, James Timpson, James Cracknell, and Simon Calver are all on the programme, as are Kanya King, Douglas McWilliams, Karen Mattison, John Timpson and Richard Huntingford â€“ all inspiration and charismatic public speakers.
19th December 2011
Innocent co-founder Richard Reed tells Director Magazine how his company kept control after breaking corporate tradition by selling a ÂŁ30m stake to Coca-Cola in 2009. Innocent has maintained its position as arguably the most successful UK brand of the new millennium, and Speakers Corner proudly presents a host of Innocent speakers, all ideally placed to motivate and entertain on the corporate circuit. Joe McEwan, Dan Germain and Jessica Sansom, as well as Reed himself are all in high demand for corporate events.
2nd November 2011
Director Magazine has awarded Dame Mary Perkins, Specsavers queen, entrepreneur, and retail keynote speaker, the Director of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.
28th February 2013
After dinner speaker and current CEO of Mothercare, Simon Calver, has decided to write a book about his time working as the head of Lovefilm, the movie rental service.
27th December 2011
As the year draws to a close, Speakers Corner looks forward to the promise of the intriguing and opportune months ahead. 2012 is set to be a year of economic optimism, business innovation and a host of rising stars on the corporate circuit â€“ all primed to motivate, educate, stimulate and entertain.
30th April 2013
Self-help books are increasingly popular among the British public than ever before and an increased number of us are turning to self help books in the hope that they will solve lives problems.
11th April 2013
Business speaker and former CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy stepped down from his position at Tesco in 2011 at the age of 55, he has since started working with several charities, invested in small businesses and written a book.
5th April 2012
Luke Johnson, entrepreneur and keynote speaker, tells Management Today how Mentors can be extremely useful in business, but it takes real luck to find a good one.
19th March 2012
The 2011 Apprentice winner Tom Pellereau has secured a ÂŁ250,000 investment from Lord Sugar for his nail file business plan, a project he began working on before he starred on the BBC One reality series.
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