MyOptique Group Named a Bloomberg Business Innovator 2016

Expert judges select MyOptique Group as one of the UK’s most innovative businesses

LONDON, Tuesday 26 January 2016 – Today, Bloomberg unveiled its inaugural Bloomberg Business Innovators list, naming MyOptique Group as one of the breakthrough businesses disrupting the way people live, work and think in the UK.

An expert judging panel convened by Bloomberg, comprising leaders of finance, technology, social enterprise and fast growth sectors, judged a comprehensive collection of 100 of the UK’s most disruptive companies and selected MyOptique Group for inclusion in the final list.

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.”

Nate Lanxon, Head of European Tech Editorial, Bloomberg said:
“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.

“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.”

Giles Andrews, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Zopa and Bloomberg Business Innovators Judge, added:
“I think the UK is a great place for disruptive businesses. Consumer adoption of technology is high and it is a big market for most sectors. We are seeing industries flourish with technological change. It is exciting to see that there are so many great opportunities for innovative companies to grow right now.”