Who's Who? Tim Eustace of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England

Eustace Families Association member Tim Eustace (photo above with his wife Andrea at a recent formal dinner) lives in the “Heart” of Eustace Country in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.

Oxfordshire has been the home of the Eustace families for centuries. However, Tim traces his roots to Penryn in Cornwall, an area that has been home to Eustace’s, Eustice and Eustis at least from the 16th century and onward.

Tim received his early education at Falmouth Grammar School, Falmouth Cornwall where he really preferred the activities on the sports field playing rugby and cricket for the school throughout his time there.

After school he had a brief spell where the hotel and catering field was his chosen area of employment and trained full time as a chef but only worked in that industry for 2 years. He found his real job satisfaction in matters legal and commercial, and retrained to obtain the professional qualification of Chartered Secretary (a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS). He is and has worked as Company Secretary for past 35 years dealing with corporate legal issues and in the setting up and running of companies.
He is now in private practice and acts as Company Secretary and director for a number of companies in the Oxford area of England using the skill and knowledge gained over a long and varied career which has spanned from the china clay mining industry in Cornwall to a property development company in London. He moved to Oxford in 1982 to become Company Secretary of the Oxford Instruments Group PLC, a high tech company, and helped to float that company on the London Stock Exchange in 1983.

In 1988 he joined Blackwell’s in Oxford, home of the world famous Blackwell’s Book Shop in Broad Street, Oxford. The shop holds some 250,000 titles in stock and has shelving totalling ten miles! He was also Company Secretary of a sister company Blackwell Publishing, publishers of academic texts and journals, largely for the tertiary education and institutional research sectors, for a few years.

In 2001 he left the full time employment of Blackwell’s when he set up his private practice, but retained Blackwell’s as one of his client companies. The other companies now include a firm in the local radio, television and newspaper business which was floated in 2003 on the smaller Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM) as well as a company selling sports equipment.

During his career Tim has traveled as far as Japan and made many trips to the USA, where his business contacts took him to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Portland Oregon, and such unusual places as Carteret and Blackwood in New Jersey.