From contemporary looks inspired by the catwalk to shoes that put growing feet in safe hands, one name says it all: Clarks. The world number one in ‘Everyday Footwear’, we design, innovate, manufacture and sell more than 50 million pairs of shoes every year. Operating in over 75 countries we’re already a £1.4 billion business and have ambitious growth plans, as we strengthen our presence in the UK and Republic of Ireland, double the size of our international business and position Clarks as a truly global brand.
Ambition. A word you’ll hear a lot here at Clarks. Our bold plans are the vision of Melissa Potter, our new Chief Executive, and her leadership team. It’s a vision that in 2010/2011 saw us break the £100 million profit mark for the first time ever – an achievement that caps ten consecutive years of growth. And today, over half of our sales now come from outside of the UK, and our multichannel sales (through online and in-store ordering) have grown by 60%. But there’s more to come. We want to be the world’s leading footwear brand. That’s why we’re revolutionising the way we work as a global business. It’s why we’re doubling the size of our international business. We’re also busy working on new creative collaborations, developing cutting-edge footwear innovations and pioneering inventive ways to take our fantastic brand to new consumers in new places.
While change is a constant and innovation is a Clarks hallmark, we never lose sight of the values that have made us the business we are today. Values that have been central to our success for the past 187 years. We’re still privately owned, and we believe in treating customers, partners, suppliers and each other with honesty, integrity and respect. Our heritage inspires us to keep moving forward. Growing and innovating all the time.