We’ve got some exciting news! Yesterday, 26th January 2016, MyOptique Group was selected as one of the 53 companies to be included in the inaugural Bloomberg Business Innovators list 2016.

The decision was taken by a panel of expert judges – including leaders of finance, technology, social enterprise and fast growing sectors – after evaluating a wider list of UK companies. The Bloomberg Business Innovators list aims to recognise innovative businesses that change ‘how the UK lives, works and thinks’.

About this news Kevin Cornils, CEO, MyOptique Group, commented:

“We’re extremely excited to be named as an inaugural Bloomberg Business Innovator. Innovation has always been at the core of what we do as we strive to provide our online customers across Europe a better way to buy their eyewear. We led the market by introducing the first free home trial for glasses – now used by over half of our first-time customers. We also introduced the first 3D video virtual try-on in Europe using augmented reality to help our customers select the right pair from anywhere they like. And we have also led the market in developing several of our own eyewear brands, including our best-seller, London Retro, to provide our customers with a designer look for less than they’d pay on the high street.”

The companies that are part of the list include a wide range of sectors and have been divided into five categories of change (Changing the Environment, Changing the Future, Changing Industries, Changing Lifestyle, Changing Thinking). MyOptique Group was included in the Changing Industries category.

“The UK is a global powerhouse of innovation and growth. With such a wealth of talent and drive, we wanted to curate a network among the business leaders who epitomise the vibrancy and diversity of the UK business scene,” Said Nate Lanxon, Head of European Tech Editorial, Bloomberg.

“We hope the Bloomberg Business Innovators reflect the companies and ideas that are changing how people live and work. Each of these businesses are, in their unique way, transforming industries, our lifestyle, our ways of thinking, the environment and the future for the better. We look forward to seeing what they will accomplish in 2016.”

It’s great to see that MyOptique Group has been recognised as one of the UK’s most innovative businesses.

Here is the full list of the Innovators 2016:

Bloomberg Business Innovators 2016