Brexit Event with Pro Manchester and Sir John Timpson

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Wednesday, 20 September, 2017
10:15 – 12:45
Greenwich Time


Crowe Clark Whitehill
The Lexicon, Mount St
Manchester M2 5NT
United Kingdom


Sir John Timpson, Timpsons

The Timpson family business, founded by Sir John’s great grandfather in the 1860’s, was taken over in 1973, but 10 years later Sir John led a £42m management buyout. In 1987 he sold the shoe shops and concentrated on building the shoe repairing and key cutting business, which has diversified into engraving, watch repairs, dry cleaning and photo processing.

Timpson now has over 1900 branches nationwide, including the Max Spielmann, Johnsons the Cleaners and Snappy Snaps brands. The Group has a turnover of over £200m and profits of over £20m. It is a private business wholly owned by Sir John Timpson and his family. 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.
His latest book, ‘Keys to Success’ gives 50 tips from a management maverick.

He has a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph.

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.

Helen Tse, Clarke Willmott

Helen Tse is the first port of call for SME companies, high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs regarding corporate and commercial law matters. Helen herself is an entrepreneur, a published author and the recipient of the coveted MBE from Her Majesty The Queen in 2014. A graduate in Law from Cambridge University with a professional career has included Clifford Chance, London & Hong Kong, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Walkers in the Cayman Islands, Helen Tse is highly sought after and an authority in the world of business. Her combination of legal and business acumen stands her heads and shoulders above her peers. For more information contact or and

Stephen Rosser, Clarke Willmott

Stephen is Clarke Willmott’s Chief Executive having been elected to that position in May 2010. He is responsible for the day to day management of the firm, and chairs its executive board, and defining and implementing the firm’s strategy.
Prior to taking his management role, he was a member of the Commercial Property Division, with particular expertise in regeneration, development and funding. He has worked on a number of long term and complex projects such as the Bristol and Bath Science Park.
Stephen joined Clarke Willmott in 1982 and trained with the firm, and before that studied at Glamorgan University and Chester Law School, and has recently (2012) graduated on the Cranfield University’s, Business Leader Programme.
Stephen is ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers – Band 1 for Real Estate.
He is chairman of The Bristowe (Fair Rent) Housing Association Limited, a not for profit organisation which owns and manages 70 affordable housing units in and around Bristol. He has also been appointed a trustee of Penny Brohn Cancer Care, a national charity offering complementary care for people with cancer. Both positions are undertaken on a voluntary basis.