Month: April 2022

Break the rules to grow your startup

Sir John Timpson CBE has inspired countless business owners, both through the example he sets running his own company, Timpson, and through his business advice columns and books.

He’s the original maverick.

We created this show to bring you authentic stories from the front line of entrepreneurship, and it doesn’t get much more real than this.

On Sound Advice, John tells us how he’s grown his 150-year-old family business to more than 2,000 shops, despite nearly being ousted in a boardroom scuffle.

He also talks about how his practical and common-sense approach to managing people and growth has made his company more resilient and innovative.

And he shares the wisdom he’s collected over half a century as an entrepreneur.

Here’s what we cover:

Running a family business

Bex Burn-Callander:

John, hello and thank you for joining me. How are you today? Where are you today?

Sir John Timpson:

I’m