Founder/ owner of www.glasses123.co.uk
About our founder, Gavin
Gavin Winstanley is the founder of Glasses123, which offers designer, branded eyewear at the lowest prices. Gavin spent many years working in retail, successfully progressing from shelf stacker at his local supermarket to becoming part of senior management teams within leading national retailers.? ?High-street opticians charge an average of £200 per pair of designer glasses. Gavin developed Glasses123 to offer customers the chance to purchase the EXACT same products/frames that you would find in any local, high-street glasses retailer, but for up to 80% off the RRP.??Gavin does NOT believe that high street opticians ‘rip off’ their customers, acknowledging that they provide an essential service to the public – with most charging consumers not just for the cost of their glasses, but also for the personal service they give, the actual fitting of glasses and the expensive equipment needed to provide an eye examination – something unlikely to be covered within the cost of an eye examination.
Gavin maintains an active involvement in the day-to-day running of Glasses123; this is to ensure his high standards of customer service are met by all members of the team.
Gavin was a candidate on The Apprentice in 2011. Lord Sugar described Gavin as ‘ A man after my own heart, a man who had started his business from scratch, and a real contender’