Pavers Shoes was started by Stuart’s mother in York in 1971 selling mail order surplus through two warehouses and party planning agents. Stuart joined in 1980 and not long after that the company began to concentrate on the shoe market. Pavers Shoes now has 120 stores in the UK and 36 in India and was the first overseas retail company to be allowed to run their own stores in India. It has a strong online offering being one of the first retailers in Europe to go online and has its own TV channel on Sky 669 and its own studio. Its current turnover is £90m and Stuart expects to double in size in the UK in the next few years. Stuart puts the growth of Pavers down to focussing on its customers needs and delivering good quality products to meet those needs.