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This footwear firm sells shoes online and from stores in the UK and Ireland. It also offers bags and accessories, and is active in India via a joint venture. Based in York, it acquired the Jones Bootmaker chain and the online store Herring Shoes in 2018, helping sales rise 36% to £122.3m last year. Founded in 1971 by Catherine Paver with a £200 bank loan, it is now run by her son, managing director Stuart Paver, 59. Its foundation has given £20,000 to charities tackling or affected by Covid-19.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank206
CompanyPavers
ActivityShoe retailer
LocationYork
Sales £m122.3
Operating profit £m12.9
Main shareholdersPaver family (100%)
Staff1,650
Founded1971
Websitewww.pavers.co.uk

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