Funky Readers Shortlisted For Most Promising Young Business
We are hugely pleased to announce that Funky Readers has been shortlisted for the most promising small business award in the Stockport Business Awards, one of only three companies to be shortlisted in 2015!
The following text is taken from elements of our entry to the award, which has now been running for several years and is one of Stockport’s largest business events.
Funky Readers was formed in 2013 following a trip to Siena. Martin and Judith Cunningham spent many years working in the law profession, but on a trip to Italy realised that reading glasses and other eye wear available on the Continent was far more aesthetically pleasing than what was available in the UK.
Our principle has always been to be customer-centric and to provide an individual service. This includes ensuring all packages are tracked, and corresponding with customers directly about their purchase – we feel this is reflected in our reviews from customers:
Ordered 2 pairs of See Concept glasses on Friday afternoon and by Saturday morning post they were here. Really impressed with the service. Glasses are fab too!
I bought a pair of your reading glasses at The Southport Flower Show back in August. They were 2.5 in strength. I would just like to say they are Great. They are comfy and look good too, unfortunately I lost them, put them in my pocket and they must have slipped out at some point. I luckily had the glasses case to get the name of them and find the web site to which I am very pleased. I intend to ring on Monday and order another pair.
Great design and comfortable to wear. Ideal if you wear reading glasses intermittently through the day ...much more durable than some! Excellent customer service too...Thank you!
From a small range of 3-4 brands, the company’s offering has expanded to more than 12 brands, a range of accessories and in early 2015 a second website was added to aid in differentiation between premium brands such as Eye Respect and See Concept, and ‘fun and funky’ brands such as Apro, Aptica and PAPP-UP.
PAPP-UP have been a real success, offering something very different – the frames are made from compressed paper!
We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in Funky Readers – including our suppliers, designers and of course, our customers! We really couldn’t have done it without you and we hope this is just the first award of many for our business.