MyPad Founder passes over leadership of business to daughter

MyPad, a pioneering leader in Jersey’s furniture industry, has announced a significant transition in its leadership. After more than 10 years of dedicated service, Paul Clark, the Founder of MyPad, has made the decision to step away from the day-to-day management of the business and focus on new projects. The business will now be led by his successor and daughter, Lauren Clark.

Paul Clark founded MyPad in 2012 in a small room with a laptop borrowed from a friend after being inspired by the aspirational furniture boutiques of London, Paris and Manchester. His vision was to help bring a variety of quality European brands and stylish furniture pieces to Jersey at a palatable price.

Under his guidance, MyPad has evolved into one of the largest home furniture and interiors ranges in the Channel Islands. Having grown year-on-year 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 highly successful e-commerce website, two shops, three delivery vans and a 5,000 square foot warehouse.

Lauren Clark, 34, who has been an integral part of MyPad’s journey in more recent years as the Sales and Marketing Manager, will step into the role of Director imminently. Prior to supporting the family business, Lauren held roles at the Government of Jersey and Coop Travelmaker.

Expressing his confidence in Lauren, Paul Clark said: “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 Clark said: “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. However, he 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 and 11 November. Follow MyPad on social media for more information about this and other events.

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