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George & Matilda recognised for outstanding growth

For the second year in a row George & Matilda Eyecare has been recognised with top honours at the Australian Growth Company Awards.

The network of eyecare retailers won the Consumer Goods Growth Company of the Year award, a feat it also achieved last year, and was a finalist in the Health & Life Sciences Growth Company category.

“To grow rapidly is challenging but sustaining that growth over time is even more of an achievement,” Mr Chris Beer, George & Matilda Eyecare CEO, said.

“I’m incredibly grateful to all of our partners and practices who have trusted their businesses with us, and I’m proud of the results we have achieved together.”

Beer also said that the George & Matilda Eyecare now has a thoroughly proven track record of delivering value to independent optometrists.

“We have refined our approach as we have learnt from our partners, and I believe that this flexible approach is key to us attracting so many of the industry’s best people.”

Since 2012 the Australian Growth Company Awards have celebrated companies that have excelled in mid-market categories.

To be eligible for the awards, companies need to be Australian, have been in business for more than two years and demonstrated a turnover or market share in the range of $15 million to $500 million. In addition to demonstrating high, sustainable rates of growth, nominees are judged for their innovation, integrity and contribution to the community.

Despite only launching in April 2016, George & Matilda has swiftly expanded throughout Australia. The company has practices in all major Australian cities, and in July reached the 75-practice milestone. The group now consists of 78 practices.

Beer said the company expects further growth in the future.

“We have had a lot of interest in the past few months as we have built our reputation as an innovative and forward-looking business. Looking ahead to 2020, it seems as though we can look forward to further growth, allowing us to realise our vision of uniting independent optometrists to build the best optometry community in Australia.”

IMAGE: (Left) George & Matilda Eyecare’s general manager of partnerships, Mr Luke Algar, accepting the award