British footwear retailer Pavers is opening a store at Singapore Airport as part of an expansion both at home and overseas.
As well as opening stores in international airports, Pavers shoes is spending £4 million (US$4.9 million) on doubling the size of its headquarters in York.
It has also appointed Jason Paver, the grandson of the firm’s founder, as director of sales. He was previously an executive director with Goldman Sachs in London and New York.
With 800 staff members overseas, the firm is launching new stores in Asia this year, as well as the Middle East. It already has outlets in 14 airports throughout India, as well as Sri Lanka.
“There are a tremendous number of exciting opportunities available at the moment,” says Paver.
The company was founded in 1971 by Catherine Paver with a £200 loan (she told the bank it was for a sofa).