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22 Apr 2021

COTI Vision appears on Dragon's Den

Coti Vision Limited Hall: N8 Stand: E87

Julie and Nancy are no strangers to pitching in front of potential customers, and still after endless hours of rehearsing and reviewing of figures, the anxiety of facing five of the most successful, formidable and potentially intimidating business people in the country is a tough challenge for just about anyone.


But when the duo took to the lift and walked into the Den, they used their experience and skills to sell themselves and their business idea to the forbidding multimillionaire investors Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies, Deborah Meaden, Tej Lalvani & Peter Jones.   Like most best-laid plans, their pitch didn’t quite go to script, but it was executed calmly and professionally.

“We never thought we would get this far. It’s been an incredible journey.  We realised a dream by actually having a unique product to pass the stringent tests of getting to the Den, let alone to have a business interesting enough to get an investor on board” say co-founders of CotiVision™ Julie Hawkins & Nancy Gries.  The duo stepped out to face the Dragons’ on 22nd April 2021 to sell themselves and their business idea to the forbidding multimillionaire investors Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies, Deborah Meaden, Tej Lalvani & Peter Jones.  


The entrepreneurs said after filming “We are passionate about sharing our necklace reading glasses and chains with the world, inspiring men and women to be bold and celebrate their personalities.  We came from a male dominated industry so are extremely proud to have developed this unique product and a global brand.  We are looking forward to taking the business to the next level and hope to inspire and realise many dreams along the way”. 


Notes for Editors:
Created from the frustration and realization that whenever most needed, reading glasses are nowhere to be found!  COTI VISION makes wearing reading glasses stylish, sophisticated and always at your fingertips.  Reading glasses are not usually a permanent feature and are continuously taken on and off.   When out for an evening they are usually needed for reading a menu and seeing messages on your phone.  The rest of the time they are usually hidden in a handbag or perched on top of the head.   So why not make them into a fashionable necklace?  This way when not adorning the face they are conveniently hanging from the neck.   Of course, there is still a place for the traditional readers, but on a night out when looks matter, this result is far more stylish and sophisticated.  The necklace can be detached from the frame and worn independently.  Available in an array of colours, in powers: +1.00 to +2.50


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