Great news for MyOptique! Last Friday’s announcement from Tech City UK revealed that MyOptique is to be included in the Future Fifty program – a collective of 50 companies selected for their potential to have a significant economic impact on the UK in the years to come.
It’s great to see MyOptique nestled among other online pioneering luminaries like Graze, Shazam and Just Eat and it shows how all the hard work by MyOptique is paying off – with Sunglasses Shop, Glasses Direct and Lenson all performing strongly in the markets of sunglasses, glasses and contact lenses respectively.
According to Tech City UK, MyOptique is “revolutionising Europe’s £20bn optical industry” – a comment we wholeheartedly agree with – and their decision to include MyOptique in the Future Fifty program will provide MyOptique with access to government support that will help the group as a whole grow throughout 2014 and beyond.
Following the announcement, Kevin Cornils – MyOptique’s very own swashbuckling CEO – represented the company at Friday’s opening of the London Stock Exchange before meeting David Cameron for a few words of encouragement – clearly indicating that the government sees the future lies in the digital marketplaces of the UK.
Kevin said: “We are very honoured to be included among this list of amazing companies in the Future Fifty. It’s also very exciting to see the Government, through its support of Tech City UK and technology businesses like ours, pitch in to help us grow so that we can better serve our customers and continue to create jobs here in the UK. This kind of support is going to be invaluable as the MyOptique Group look to revolutionise the optical retail market.”
The Future Fifty programme was launched in April by the Chancellor George Osborne and Joanna Shields, UK Ambassador for Digital Industries and CEO of Tech City UK and is designed to accelerate the success of high-growth tech businesses like MyOptique. Inclusion in the program means MyOptique now has access to all the support the UK government has to offer, including a range of private sector delivery partners, easier access to publicly funded schemes, incentives relevant to MyOptique’s stage of growth and plenty more that will help MyOptique continue to provide new and existing customers with precisely the eyewear and customer service they need.