At Timpson we are proud to be the UK and Ireland’s leading retail service provider of shoe repairs, key cutting, watch repairs, engraved personalised gifts like photo Zippo lighters and slate house signs, dry cleaning and assisted photo ID.

Timpson is the UK’s leading retail service provider employing over 3,400 colleagues, with 1,325 owned stores and 110 “Snappy Snaps” franchises throughout the UK and Ireland. Timpson has been established since 1865 and is family owned and run by John Timpson as Chairman and James Timpson as Chief Executive.

The Group continues to expand by opening new stores (mostly concessions or pods in supermarkets), growing its photo business, including the recently converted Tesco Photo Estate and Tesco online service, expanding its national locksmiths business and introducing new services such as mobile phone and iPad repairs.