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Tim Waterstone

One of the most astute and determined businessmen of recent years, Tim Waterstone is the founder of Waterstone's bookstores, and the Daisy & Tom children's department stores, and former Chairman of HMV Media Group plc.

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Tim Waterstone Biography

Tim was born in Glasgow and worked for Allied Breweries before joining WH Smith in 1973. Tim founded the remarkably successful Waterstone's booksellers with #6000 of the redundancy money he received when he was sacked from WH Smith in 1982. He went on to raise #100,000 venture capital and set up Waterstone's Booksellers with its first shop in London's Old Brompton Road. Tim established Waterstone's reputation as 'the eponymous classy bookshop' and changed the face of British book retailing. Waterstone's was also one of the two or three largest and most successful venture capital entities of its time. Nine years later he sold the company to his previous employers for #47m, only to buy it back again together with EMI and Advent International in 1998!

Waterstone's now has over 200 stores, and is beginning to develop internationally. In September 1999 Waterstone's opened the largest bookshop in the world in London's Piccadilly. Having been founded by Waterstone, the company has benefited from a consistent strategy of combining the buying power and marketing muscle of multiple retailers with the high standard of service associated with independent book stores.

Tim is currently a non-executive director of Yale University Press, National Gallery Publications and FutureStart Venture Capital Fund of BT and Downing Classic Venture Capital Fund. He is an occasional guest lecturer at INSEAD, London Business School, and a novelist with three books published to date, as well as numerous published and broadcast articles and programmes in general, literary and business media.

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Swimming Against the Stream: Creating Your Business and Making Your Life

Swimming Against the Stream: Creating Your Business and Making Your Life

A Passage Of Lives

A Passage Of Lives

Lilly and Chase

Lilly and Chase

An Imperfect Marriage

An Imperfect Marriage

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One of the most astute and determined businessmen of recent years, Tim Waterstone is the founder of Waterstone's bookstores, and the Daisy & Tom children's department stores, and former Chairman of HMV Media Group plc.

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Tim Waterstone Biography

Tim was born in Glasgow and worked for Allied Breweries before joining WH Smith in 1973. Tim founded the remarkably successful Waterstone's booksellers with #6000 of the redundancy money he received when he was sacked from WH Smith in 1982. He went on to raise #100,000 venture capital and set up Waterstone's Booksellers with its first shop in London's Old Brompton Road. Tim established Waterstone's reputation as 'the eponymous classy bookshop' and changed the face of British book retailing. Waterstone's was also one of the two or three largest and most successful venture capital entities of its time. Nine years later he sold the company to his previous employers for #47m, only to buy it back again together with EMI and Advent International in 1998!

Waterstone's now has over 200 stores, and is beginning to develop internationally. In September 1999 Waterstone's opened the largest bookshop in the world in London's Piccadilly. Having been founded by Waterstone, the company has benefited from a consistent strategy of combining the buying power and marketing muscle of multiple retailers with the high standard of service associated with independent book stores.

Tim is currently a non-executive director of Yale University Press, National Gallery Publications and FutureStart Venture Capital Fund of BT and Downing Classic Venture Capital Fund. He is an occasional guest lecturer at INSEAD, London Business School, and a novelist with three books published to date, as well as numerous published and broadcast articles and programmes in general, literary and business media.

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  • How to book Tim Waterstone?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tim Waterstone for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Tim Waterstone, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tim Waterstone or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tim Waterstone?

    Booking fees for Tim Waterstone, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tim Waterstone, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tim Waterstone?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tim Waterstone for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tim Waterstone for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tim Waterstone or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tim Waterstone or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tim Waterstone is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tim Waterstone for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Tim Waterstone generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Troy Hazard, Nicholas de Wolff, Daniel James Scott, David Nour and Micah Solomon. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tim Waterstone for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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