John C Taylor

My World


Business Life


I like to be very hands-on in my business.

I like to know all about what’s going on and how everything works.

It doesn’t say much for the leader of a business if they don’t know how all their products work!

There are several hundred patents to my name and I continue to invent with the Chronophage clock being one of my latest inventions, along with the Intelligent Pendulum.

My motto, learned from my mother, is “Think the Unthinkable”.

When someone asks you to do something, don’t think of all the reasons why you can’t do it.  Instead, think of all the reasons why you will do it.  That’s the ethos I’ve always embraced in business.

BBC TV North West recently ran a great report by journalist Kelly Foran that gave a succinct overview of my career to date.  You can see the report below.

Interesting Facts

Diamonds are actually unstable at surface temperature and pressure. Every diamond above ground is very, very slowly altering into graphite, another form of pure carbon.

Latest News

New Royal Academy of Engineering Centre Named after Dr John C Taylor OBE

The Royal Academy of Engineering has opened the new Taylor Centre, a space for the Academy’s Enterprise Hub, which supports entrepreneurs, and which is named after one of Britain’s most successful engineers, Dr John C Taylor OBE. Dr Taylor, who is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) made his name creating small electrical components that are vital to many pieces of technology we couldn’t live without. Early electric kettles would not turn off when the water was boiling, meaning that they needed constant supervision and were in danger of melting and starting fires if they were not… read more

Interesting Quotes

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Elliott Erwitt