T Groocock & Co Ltd is extremely proud to be celebrating 100 years of trading as a family business. Thomas Groocock opened his footwear manufacturing business in 1914 in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, the heart of the British Footwear Industry.
Using their broad and detailed understanding of footwear design and extensive shoe making experience they launched their own brand, Padders, in 1982. The Padders brand name was the inspiration of Sylvia Groocock who saw the potential of the growing PU comfort market.
Throughout the decades they have seen many changes from supplying military footwear to winkle pickers and platform shoes.
T Groocock & Co Ltd is still very much a family affair with several members of the family actively involved in the business. They are proud of the fact they adhere to the same values, service and standards that the Padders brand is famous for.