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Nearly two hundred years ago, Cyrus and James Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts at the family tannery. At the time it was ground-breaking. Today, Clarks sells nearly 48 million pairs of shoes in 90 countries and is the world's largest casual and smart shoe company and the fourth largest footwear company on the planet.

Established in 1825 in Street, Somerset, the Clarks archive now contains more than 22,000 styles of shoes. One of their most iconic styles in the Desert Boot. Designed by Nathan Clark, it was launched in 1950. A new British factory is due to open in 2019 following demand for made in UK products.

Company Information
Annual Sales:

£1.539 billion

Segments / Shopping Categories:

footwear

Company Size (No. of Employees): 14,000
Parent Company/Key Investors:

C. & J. Clark International Ltd. - Private - 84% Clarks Family, 16% employees & related institutions

UK Standalone Stores: 550
International Stores & Stockists: 950
Total Global Stores & Stockists: 1,500
Key Concessions:

Mothercare; Debenhams; John Lewis & Partners

Group Companies:

Clarks; Clarks Originals; Bostonian; Cloudsteppers

Key Brands Stocked:

Clarks; Clarks Kids; Clarks Originals

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
40 High Street, Somerset BA16 0EQ
Head Office Telephone: 01458 899904
Website:
Key Locations:

UK; USA; China;

Key Executives
Chief Executive: Stella David (Interim CEO)
Buying Director: Perrin Haydon-Rowe (Global Head of Procurement)
Design Director: Jason Beckley (Chief Brand Officer)
Retail Director: Simon Jones (Head of Retail in Europe)
Digital Director: Lucy Calver; Jack DiLillo
Marketing Director: Darren Day (Group Head of Channel Marketing)
Chief Marketing Officer: Tara McRae
HR Director: Belinda Deery (Chief People Officer)
Head of HR: Katharine Raikes (Global)
Chief People Officer: Belinda Deery
Chief Financial Officer: Paul Kenyon (Group CFO)

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