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May 23, 2008

Edward Timpson, an heir to the Timpson fortune, has cemented his career outside the family business after being elected as a member of parliament in the UK district of Crewe and Nantwich yesterday.

Edward Timpson (pictured), an heir to the Timpson fortune, has cemented his career outside the family business after being elected as a member of parliament in the UK district of Crewe and Nantwich yesterday. He won over 49% of the vote for the Conservative party taking a seat from Labour for the first time in a by-election since 1978.

Edward, 34, is the great great-grandson of William Timpson, founder of the €100 million family shoe repairs and key cutting business. His father, John, is chief executive of the company, and brother James is the MD.

March 1, 2007

Innovation and entrepreneurialism have been the hallmarks of successful family businesses for centuries. But, given today’s global marketplace, just how important are these factors to a successful company? Andrea Chipman investigates

Andrea Chipman is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

November 1, 2003

In this day and age it is difficult for companies to retain staff long-term, especially the under 35s, and employee benefits can be an added incentive. It appears, however, that it is not only the benefits that encourage long-term service with a company

John Stepek is the son of a retired second generation family business owner. He lives and works in London as a financial journalist.

In this day and age it is difficult for companies to retain staff long-term, especially the under 35s, and employee benefits can be an added incentive. It appears, however, that it is not only the benefits that encourage long-term service with a company

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