Sir John Timpson

Sir John Timpson CBE

John is the chairman and owner of Timpson, a UK shoe repair chain with over 2000 shops. Timpson is recognised for its creative approach to employee engagement and innovative work helping ex-offenders. It is the UK’s most active employer of people from prison. Sir John and his late wife were foster carers for 31 years, during which time they fostered 90 children. 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.

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