Stuart is the Managing Director of Pavers, a family company founded in 1971 that has become one of the leading UK shoe retailers. Stuart has overseen the company grow significantly to include operations in Ireland, China and India as well as its own television channel and internet platform. In 2018 Pavers acquired Jones Bootmaker and Herring Shoes broadening the product offering to a wider range of customers.
The Company philosophy is based on good family values and Stuart encourages staff to take their responsibilities to communities, charities and the environment seriously. To that end Pavers Foundation was formed in 2018 with donations of £2.5 million from the business and the estate of Catherine Paver, Stuart’s mother and founder of the company. The Foundation will add to the charitable work Pavers have done for many years with grants relating to health, education and communities around the world.
In 2015, Pavers funded our first mobile shoe van which travels across the Indian state of Bihar delivering custom made shoes to help those affected by Leprosy and LF.