James Timpson OBE to deliver unique employment masterclass

A pioneering CEO is set to visit Staffordshire to deliver a ‘skills solutions’ masterclass that will help local businesses and training providers to attract exceptional employees.

James Timpson, the visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist behind Timpson Group, will share his unique strategies that he uses to help ‘attract exceptional employees’ to the UK’s leading retail service provider, currently employing over 5,600 colleagues across 2,000 stores.

Organisers hope that the event, taking place at the bet365 Stadium on the morning of 20 March, will help to tackle skill shortages that continue to impact businesses across the county.

Chris Plant, Deputy CEO of Staffordshire Chambers, said: “One thing that tops the agenda in our regular dialogue with businesses of all sizes is a real struggle to recruit and retain the right calibre of candidates.

“Timpson Group are renowned for their brilliant work culture and are the perfect case studies for businesses looking to transform their approach to recruitment and staff retention.

“It’s a great opportunity for businesses to discover the specific qualities and characteristics James values most in potential hires and the tactics he uses to retain talent, while networking with other leading local employers.

“This event continues our fantastic work around the Local Skills Improvement Plan, which brings together local skills providers with businesses to better align learning opportunities for young people.”

Businesses will also gain an insight into the projects and initiatives undertaken by the Timpson Foundation to support education and employment, and discover the positive impact the Timpson Foundation has had on lives through skills development and employment opportunities.

The event forms part of the Chambers’ wider Big Business Breakfast series, designed to empower Staffordshire businesses to tackle the most pressing challenges and champion our business success stories.

Tickets can be purchased here.