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Mitesh Patel, a former management consultant, set up Lenstore four years ago when he was 24, and his Guernsey company now processes 20,000 orders a month. Shoppers can buy prescription contact lenses with a few clicks, and also get advice from the company’s team of qualified opticians. Patel secured a £200,000 angel investment in 2009 from a British retailer and Keith Potts, co-founder of the internet recruitment firm Jobsite.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank10
CompanyLenstore.co.uk
ActivityOnline contact lens retailer
LocationGuernsey
Annual sales rise over 3 years159.15%
Latest sales £000s*5,114
Staff28
Founded2008
Websitewww.lenstore.co.uk

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