Ophthalmic frames and sunglasses company Eyespace has been shortlisted for a Lloyds Bank National Business Award for the second year running.
Following Eyespace’s nomination for ‘New business of the year,’ and another year of ambitious growth, the frame supplier to the independent sector has been shortlisted in the prestigious ‘Small to medium sized business’ category.
The category recognises high-achieving businesses that have maintained consistent growth and are continually innovating.
The focus for Eyespace is on showcasing the best of British design to the rest of the world with the company now offering over 650 eyewear styles.
Sisters and joint managing directors, Jayne and Julie Abel, said: “To be shortlisted in these national awards again is an incredible accomplishment and rewards the hard work, dedication and united vision of our talented team.
“You only have to look at the calibre of finalists and past winners in our category to know that our investments in world-class quality and design are worthwhile.”
They added: “Anyone running their own business knows how hard it can be to establish yourself in the marketplace – particularly in the current economic climate – but our confidence as optical and business professionals has been strengthened even more with this latest success.
“We are incredibly proud to be a British business that thinks big, and the coming year we hope to advance Eyespace to the next level yet again. Aside from taking time out to enjoy the inspirational and exciting awards evening, it’s full steam ahead for the Eyespace team.”Eyespace is competing with some of the country’s most recognised and admired brands in the awards described as “the Oscars of great British business” by the former Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Chosen from hundreds of businesses that entered across 18 award categories, Eyespace is now preparing for live presentations to the judges. The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony on 15 November.
Group brand director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, Tom Broughton, said: “Due to the high number of entries for this year’s awards, narrowing the entries down was a difficult task. But through a thorough and comprehensive judging process, the selected finalists demonstrate exceptional quality and diversity across a range of business sectors within the UK.”He added: “We are now looking forward to the next step of the process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”
For more information, visit the Eyespace website.