Winners announced at Silmo Awards ceremony

Exhibitions Awards

Edgard Opticians founder Jean-François Porte collects his award

Edgard Opticians founder Jean-François Porte was recognised by the International Opticians Association as winner of the Silmo IOA International Optician of the Year Award.

Porte, who founded Edgard Opticians with his partner Julien Quesnel in 2001, grew the business from one to 16 independent optical stores plus eight franchise stores in major cities in France.

The award, first given in 2018, recognises the importance of the optical professional in the business and their role in choosing optimum products for their clientele.

Donald Crichton, IOA president, said that Porte was an example of what can be achieved when you pursue excellence.

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