Cambridge Spectacle Co is reaching for the big league

After working as an optometrist for 10 years, Ahmed Ejaz took the leap into running his own eyewear company, Cambridge Spectacle Co, with the aim to bring affordable British eyewear to the masses.

Ejaz said the turning point was after speaking to business associate Andy Street, former managing director of John Lewis and Partners, who encouraged him to make his eyewear company idea a reality. In 2021, he quit his job and started business planning with his brother, Hassan Ejaz, co-founder and Master of Business Administration graduate, leading with a three-pillar ethos of affordability, quality and expertise, and social responsibility, as well as a strong ‘Silicon Valley start-up’ mindset.

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