Specsavers Optical Group Ltd

Overview

Specsavers Optical Group Ltd (Specsavers) is an eye care products retailing company. The company’s product portfolio includes glasses, contact lenses, and designer glasses for men, women, teens and kids. Specsavers offers prescription glasses, spectacles, daily disposable lenses, twice-monthly and monthly reusable lenses, daily and monthly colored contact lenses. It sells digital, rechargeable, invisible and bluetooth hearing aids, hearing aid batteries, and accessories. Specsavers also conducts eye tests, hearing tests and aftercare hearing aid services for its users. The company operates through a network of optical and audiology stores across the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and New Zealand. Specsavers is headquartered in St. Andrews, Channel Islands, the UK.
Key Stats
Address
La Villiaze, St Andrews, GY6 8YP, Channel Islands
Headquarters

United Kingdom

Contact

44 345 2020241

Industry

Retailing

Peer Comparison

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Key Information
Headquarters United Kingdom Italy United Kingdom United Kingdom
Headquarter City St Andrews Milan Birmingham Nottingham
Headquarter State/Province Channel Islands Lombardia England England
No. of Employees - 80,000 - -
Entity Type Private Private Private Private

Products & Services

Specsavers retails and sells optical products. The company’s major products, services, and brands company include the following:

Products
  • Glasses
  • Hearing Aids
  • Contact Lenses
Services
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  • Hearing Tests
  • Eye Tests
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Employees

Name Position Board Since Age Biography
Katherine Whitton Chief Marketing Officer Senior Management 2018 - Ms. Katherine Whitton has been the Chief Marketing Officer of the company since 2018. Prior to this, she served as...
Paul Fussey Chief Financial and Commercial Officer Senior Management 2017 - Mr. Paul Fussey has been the Chief Financial and Commercial Officer of the company since 2017. He joined Specsavers in...
John Perkins Chief Executive Officer Senior Management 2003 - Mr. John Perkins has been the Chief Executive Officer of the company since 2003. He joined the company in 1998...
Nigel Parker Chief International Operations Officer Senior Management - - Mr. Nigel Parker is the Chief International Operations Officer of the company. Prior to this, he served as the Product...
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History

Year Event Description
2016 New Products/Services The company launched Moana kid's glasses in the UK.
2016 Corporate Changes/Expansions The company opened its new store in Upminster, the UK.
2016 Corporate Awards The company received Personalisation Initiative of the Year, at the Retail Week Customer Experience Awards.
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Locations


Specsavers Sweden AB

Address

Odinsplatsen 2 A, Gothenburg
Sweden

Telephone

46 - 317719800

Website

www.specsavers.se
Specsavers Finland Oy

Address

Robert Hubers vag 3, Vantaa
Finland

Telephone

358 - 102184380

Website

www.specsavers.fi
Specsavers New Zealand Limited

Address

26 Triton Drive, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
New Zealand

Telephone

64 - 94750250

Website

www.specsavers.co.nz
Specsavers Pty Ltd

Address

520 Graham Street, Port Melbourne
Australia

Telephone

61 8 86450700

Website

www.specsavers.com.au

Deals

Number of Deals
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Latest Deals

Announced Date Headline Deal Type Acquirers / Investors / Surviving Entity Issuer / partner / Target
02 Aug 2013 Specsavers acquires Healthcall Optical Services Acquisition Specsavers Optical Group Ltd Healthcall Optical Services, Ltd.
11 Dec 2008 Specsavers acquires 26 outlets from Eyen Asset Transaction Specsavers Optical Group Ltd Eyen
01 Apr 2008 Kesko sells Tahti Optikko Group Oy to Specsavers Optical Acquisition Specsavers Optical Group Ltd Tahti Optikko Group Oy
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