John C Taylor

My World


Passions


If you’re an inventor you are passionate by nature. You need to have extreme conviction in your abilities, together with vision, in order for your concepts to become commercial realities.

It’s not good enough to just have ideas. You need to build a prototype and then from that you can produce a commercial model that’s a success.

I have many passions in my life, particularly my flight record – I’ve been a pilot for 60 years – and my love of adventure and the natural world. I have a love for inventions and then turned these into commercial business successes.

Thanks to my business endeavours, I’ve been able to invest in good causes through various channels and in some cases giving back to the institutions that helped nurture my abilities many years ago.

“It’s not good enough to just have ideas”

Interesting Facts

Thousands of years ago in the Middle East, a random genetic mutation caused a group of grapes to spontaneously abort their own seeds before the seeds could develop hard casings. The result: seedless grapes. To reproduce the fruit, a farmer simply cloned the vine — meaning that all seedless grapes today are direct descendants of that one mutated grape vine.

Latest News

Luxury of Time Exhibition at National Museum of Scotland

A special display of rare and significant historical timepieces telling the story of a golden age of innovation in British watch and clockmaking will go on show at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, which runs to 26 January 2020. The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750 features objects from the private collection of Dr John C Taylor OBE. The 25 objects to be shown demonstrate the golden age of British clock and watch-making and illustrate the delicate workmanship and incredible technical skills involved.  Exquisitely made and decorated in precious metals, they were labour-intensive, luxury items… 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