A spec-tacular celebration!

Thursday 23rd March marked the ‘official’ opening of our brand new testing suite at bespoke eyewear. Customers, friends and fellow local business owners gathered at the shop on Royal Parade, Harrogate for an evening of celebration.

The bespoke eyewear team were proud to cut the ribbon alongside the Mayor of Harrogate, Councillor Nick Brown, who is a huge advocate of supporting local independent businesses.

Our lovely owner, Jonathan Nixon said, “The opening event was such a special day and we were delighted to welcome so many of our clients, friends and members of the local community to join us in celebrating this milestone. I have wanted to introduce testing to bespoke eyewear for some time, and I am thrilled to be able to finally launch the service and offer the full package.”

Guests were given tours of the new testing suite, showcasing the latest technology used in our thorough eye examinations and in our in-house glazing department. We were also joined by our optometrist Richard Dallas, who has already become a firmly established member of the be team and is much loved by our community of clients.

We have a carefully selected range of luxury, designer glasses and sunglasses here at bespoke eyewear that you won’t find anywhere on the high street, including two new high end brands; Campbell Marson and Barberini. Our guests enjoyed the opportunity to get a first look at these collections and much fun was had playing around with the different styles and colours.

The evening was supported by many other local independent businesses, something which is very important to us. Harrogate Tipple ran a fantastic bar set up, serving their very own Harrogate Rum and Harrogate Gin in fine china tea cups and saucers! Amanda Guest Dining kept our guests feeling full with a beautiful selection of homemade canapes, and Ross Simpson, music teacher at Ashville College and his fellow band mates kept the atmosphere alive with music! We were also lucky enough to have the evening captured forever by the brilliant John Manktelow, Harrogate based professional photographer.

We owe a huge thank you to our community for joining us on this awesome journey, and we hope that you’ll continue to be a part of our story.