Timpson Today

The UK's leading retail service provider.

Timpson is the UK’s leading retail service provider employing over 5,000 colleagues, with 1,934 owned stores and 115 Snappy Snaps franchises throughout the UK and Ireland.  Established since 1865, the Timpson business is wholly-owned by Chairman, Sir John Timpson CBE and James Timpson OBE, Chief Executive.

The Group continues to expand by opening new stores (mostly concessions or pods in supermarkets), growing the photo business by incorporating Tesco Photo’s shops and online service and the recently acquired Asda Photo shops whilst also expanding the national locksmiths business and introducing new in-demand services such as mobile phone and iPad repairs.

We have also expanded our successful photo identity business by launching a nationwide network of ID photobooths and moved into a completely new area by opening Timpson Barber Shops.

559 shops on the High Street

Customers are never far from one of our High Street Timpson shops all of which offer a wide range of retail services from cobbling and key-cutting to mobile phone repairs.

721 shops in supermarkets

In recent years we’ve offered customers the convenience of our services at their local supermarket. Our space-saving pods have been particularly popular.

195 High Street Max shops

Our Max Spielmann photo shops offer a great range of personalised gift ideas alongside passport photos, processing and photo printing.

149 Max shops in Tesco

We’re proud to manage Tesco’s photo shops branded as Max Spielmann in larger Tesco stores.

Snappy Snaps click and collect shop

115 Snappy Snaps concessions

Our Snappy Snaps franchise partners are valued members of the Timpson family, offering photo printing services across the UK.

2 Watch Workshops

Our specialist Watch Workshop outlets complement the watch repair services that we also offer in Timpson branches.

Timpson Locksmith outside Cheadle branch

Special Key & Locker Team

Offering a nationwide service, our Locker Team provide advice, installation and key management for staff lockers.

260 Photo Printing Kiosks

In convenient locations like supermarkets and service stations, we provide self-service kiosks for prints from mobile phones and USB memory.

60 Locksmith Vans

Throughout the country we have a mobile locksmith near you offering services to domestic and business customers. Talk to the team about an account for your business.

1 ArkHive

In November 2015, we launched a new concept shop in Henley-on-Thames called ArkHive to research and test new products and services related to identity such as ID photos and passport applications.

116 Timpsons at Morrisons

In May 2016, we partnered with Morrisons to extend the number of popular and useful services available at its stores when we took over the running of dry cleaning operations at 116 stores.

188 Johnsons the Cleaners

With convenient locations throughout the UK Johnsons provide quality dry cleaning and laundry services with great customer service.

7 Jeeves of Belgravia

London’s finest dry cleaners offering a professional dry cleaning, hand valeting and laundry service from eight locations in central London and a further 11 cities worldwide.

Timpson e-commerce team

Online development and support team

Supporting all of the brands in our family with store finders, online content and e-commerce.

Barbershop by Timpson

9 Barber Shops

Our latest modular concept is Barbershop by Timpson now rolling out to supermarkets.

Passport photobooth

Nationwide network of photobooths

Strengthening our provision of passport, visa and ID photos is our nationwide network of passport photobooths. Each booth is wheelchair friendly and accepts contactless or cash payments.

The Watch Lab

The Watch Lab is the newest business to the Timpson family with 20 locations around the UK

My shop

Hi, I'm Steve and I've worked for Timpson for 2 years now. I enjoy meeting new people every day. I have 2 great daughters and my grandson Tommy, who I spend a lot of my time with. We love to eat out and enjoy the simple things in life.