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Theo Paphitis

Theo Paphitis speaks candidly about business turnaround, having purchased and turned around ailing companies and organisations such as Ryman the Stationer, Contessa, La Senza as well as Millwall football club. His storytelling approach, with examples from high street businesses, ensure that every member of the audience is fully engaged with his knowledge of businesses that need a helping hand. 

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Theo Paphitis Biography

Theo Paphitis was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1959. His father and grandparents worked for British bases in Cyprus enabling them to emigrate to England as a family when Theo was six years old. Theo's reputation is founded in turning around ailing companies, as a conference or keynote speaker he speaks candidly about business turnaround.

Theo started his career at the age of 16 as a tea boy/filing clerk with Lloyds of London insurance brokers before making his first foray into retail at the age of 18. At the age of 20 he moved into finance -property and corporate, specialisingin turnarounds, setting up his own company at the age of 23.

In the following years he purchased and turned around ailing companies like Movie Media Sports, Ryman the Stationer, Contessa and La Senzalingerie chains, and Partners the Stationer. He has turned these companies into successful, solid and profitable...

Theo Paphitis was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1959. His father and grandparents worked for British bases in Cyprus enabling them to emigrate to England as a family when Theo was six years old. Theo's reputation is founded in turning around ailing companies, as a conference or keynote speaker he speaks candidly about business turnaround.

Theo started his career at the age of 16 as a tea boy/filing clerk with Lloyds of London insurance brokers before making his first foray into retail at the age of 18. At the age of 20 he moved into finance -property and corporate, specialisingin turnarounds, setting up his own company at the age of 23.

In the following years he purchased and turned around ailing companies like Movie Media Sports, Ryman the Stationer, Contessa and La Senzalingerie chains, and Partners the Stationer. He has turned these companies into successful, solid and profitable retail businesses.

During this time, he spent eight years as Chairman of Millwall FC, taking it out of administration, into the Championship and to the FA Cup Final. He was also a Director of the Football League and an FA Councillor. This has been followed by his appearance as a Dragon on the successful BBC TV series, Dragons' Den and his most recent acquisition -experience company, Red Letter Days.

Theo lives in Surrey with his wife. He has five children and two grandchildren.

For further information or to book Theo Paphitis, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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