Specsavers has been a family-run business for more than 30 years, working together with store partners to provide the best value optometry, audiology and other healthcare services for customers. Specsavers has more than 2,000 stores in 10 countries, employing 32,500 people.


Each store is part-owned and managed by its own directors, who are shareholders of their own businesses, but are supported by key specialists in support offices, who provide a range of services, such as marketing, accounting, IT and wholesaling, among others. This joint venture partnership ensures that the opticians and audiologists who run their stores can concentrate on delivering what they do best – providing expert eye and hearing care to their customers.

Having founded Specsavers more than 30 years ago, we understand the challenges that come with running a business, which have only increased in recent years with uncertainty surrounding Brexit and continued media and technological disruptions


“However, our island businesses continue to raise their game through a combination of innovation, creativity and sheer hard work. The Island Enterprise Awards are a chance to recognise and celebrate all those fantastic businesses and we are very proud to be a part of the award’s inaugural year and sponsor the Business of the Year Award.”


Dame Mary Perkins