Britain's top entrepreneurs reveal how they made their fortunes. Peter meets father and son John and James Timpson, and Judy Naake who sold tanning lotion St Tropez for millions.
Peter meets John Timpson and his son James, who oversee the high street shops best known for shoe repairs and key cutting, and Judy Naake, who turned the tanning lotion St Tropez into a multi-million pound franchise.
Judy sold the rights for that franchise for a reported £70 million and is now topping up her own tan at her villa in Tuscany, while helping her son launch a new make-up business. Judy had to battle through cancer and now admits 'I never valued my own time or my health.'
At Timpson, which owns around 950 shops and turned over £160 million in 2012, chairman John had a different battle - in the boardroom - to win back ownership of the company. 'I learnt the value of control. Fifty per cent is fine; a hundred per cent, a lot better.'.
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|Interviewed Guest||John Timpson|
|Interviewed Guest||James Timpson|
|Interviewed Guest||Judy Naake|
|Series Producer||Dan Gooding|
|Executive Producer||Sam Lewens|
|Executive Producer||Dave Stanford|