19 July 2024, 07:55
By Furniture News Oct 13, 2023

Change of management at Jersey retailer

Jersey-based multichannel retailer MyPad CI has announced a change of leadership, as after more than 10 years of service, founder Paul Clark is stepping down from day-to-day management and handing the reins to his daughter, Lauren Clark.

Paul founded MyPad in 2012 after being inspired by the furniture boutiques of London, Paris and Manchester. His vision was to help bring a variety of European brands and stylish furniture pieces to Jersey at a palatable price.

MyPad has since evolved into one of the largest home furniture and interiors ranges in the Channel Islands. Having grown YoY into a business with a multi-million-pound annual turnover, MyPad ships between two and three containers of furniture every week into the Channel Islands. The business is now made up of assets including a successful ecommerce website, two stores, three delivery vans and a 5000 sqft warehouse.

Lauren, who has been an integral part of MyPad’s journey in more recent years as its sales and marketing manager, will step into the role of director imminently. Prior to supporting the family business, she held roles at the Government of Jersey and Co-op Travelmaker.

Paul says: “Lauren’s deep understanding of the company’s ethos, her strategic acumen and her unwavering dedication to customers make her the natural choice to continue the company’s journey towards continued growth.

"I couldn’t be prouder of what MyPad has accomplished over the past decade, it has been a remarkable journey – but now is the right time for me to hand the business over to the next generation, and I’m excited to see Lauren take the reins. Her passion and commitment to our vision make her the perfect leader for MyPad’s future endeavours.”

Lauren adds: “I am deeply honoured to have the opportunity to lead MyPad as we embark on the next phase of our journey and growth. My dad’s legacy is truly inspiring and I am committed to upholding the values and vision that have made MyPad the success it is today. This transition marks a new chapter in MyPad’s history, so I wish to take this opportunity to reassure customers that our unwavering commitment to delivering quality, variety and style along with a positive customer experience remains as steadfast as ever.”

Over the next few months, Paul will gradually reduce his involvement in the business, but will continue to play a role in logistics and sourcing, and act as a consultant. He is also planning to launch a new online venture in partnership with his youngest son, following a similar format to MyPad, further details of which will be released in due course.

MyPad is running a series of events to mark its 10-year birthday at West’s Centre, including an exclusive in-store event on 10-11th November.

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