Paul Farmer, OBE, has been the Managing Director of Wade Ceramics since 2001, after joining the firm as Financial Director in 1995. Prior to this, Paul’s background was in accountancy at a high level, working in different industries including aerospace.
From 2001 to 2009 Paul took Wade on a journey which saw the company open its new high-tech facility near to Festival Park. His drive and initiative has opened up new markets for he company, which is now recognised globally as a leader in the design and production of high quality ceramic products.
In addition to his business success, Paul has also been very active locally, giving his time and commitment to several charities including Mind, the Donna Louise Trust and North Staffordshire Carers’ Association to name but a few. He also sits on the Board of several organisations to steer industry forward and create opportunities and growth within the area. Paul was President of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce from 2016 to 2019 and is also a board member of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.