Colman in procession to St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle for the annual service of the Order of the Garter in 2006.
Sir Timothy James Alan Colman KG (born 19 September 1929) is a British businessman and a former Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk.
Colman is from the Colman's mustard family. His father was Geoffrey Colman. He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and joined the Royal Navy, leaving as a lieutenant in 1953, before commencing a business career. He subsequently joined the Castaways' Club. He was chairman of the Eastern Counties Newspaper Group from 1969 to 1996. Colman was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1996.
Sir Timothy was also a yachtsman, and claimed the record for the world's fastest yacht at 26.3 knots with Crossbow, a proa at the inception of the World Sailing Speed Record Council in 1972. He increased the record to 31.2 knots three years later, and then in 1980 his catamaran Crossbow II extended the record to 36 knots. It held the record for six years until being beaten by the sailboard of Pascal Maka of France. He is a member of the RYS (Royal Yacht Squadron)
He is married to Lady Mary Colman (née Bowes-Lyon), niece of the Queen Mother, and lives in Bixley Manor near Norwich.
Colman's children include Sarah Troughton, who was appointed as Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire in 2012.
Coat of arms of Timothy Colman
- Knight since 1996
- Upon a rock proper, a three-pointed star Or between two wings Argent each charged with an estoile Sable
- Mantling Gules doubled Argent
- Ermine on a pale indented Or between two crosses fleury Sable a lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure.
- The Order of the Garter circlet.
- The banner of Sir Timothy Colman's arms used as knight of the Garter depicted at St George's Chapel.