Timpson and Walker knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
John Timpson, the chairman of the historic Manchester cobbler and key cutting company Timpson Shoe Repairs has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The 74-year-old head of the family business which dates back to 1865 was recognised for his services to business and to fostering.
Timpson and his late wife Alex, who passed away in January, 2016, fostered 90 children over a 31-year period.
Malcolm Walker, founder chief executive and chairman of the Deeside company Iceland Foods, has also been knighted.
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