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

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