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On the Nose
With a history dating back to the start of this century, On the Nose has been creating novel, exciting, challenging and just plain fun reading glasses for all of this century. Initially the only kid on the block daring to make colourful and fun reading glasses, On the Nose is still known for the quality of its production and the uniqueness and daring of its designs.
Who We Are?
We are a family business operating in the northern beaches of Sydney from our Balgowlah warehouse and offices. The Boydell family owns the business and is responsible for all the day to day operations and a number of dedicated staff.
What We Do?
Not only a wholesale/retail operation, traveling around the whole of the country looking after glasses displays for our customers and keeping them full, our head office team are constantly designing new ranges of reading glasses, sunglasses, cases, chains and accessories. Literally before one range is delivered, the next one is on the design board. It is a dedication to keeping designs fresh and contemporary that drives this process.
Where We Do It?
All from our warehouse in Balgowlah on Sydney's northern beaches. From here we ship all around Australia, to New Zealand, Chile and places in between.
However, most of our staff are out and about around the countryside visiting stores, merchandising stands and making sure that displays are optimised for both customer and store alike.
Our Awesome Team
Chris Boydell
Owner / Lead Designer / IT / Marketing
Chris has been running small businesses since leaving university. Initially in production in a printing environment, before leaping into General Management in the photographic industry. The optical business is now the third different industry in which Chris has applied his unique mix of marketing, design and IT skills.
Shelly Boydell
National Sales Manager / Design
With a passion for driving sales, Shelly took on the mantle of Sales Manager following experience in clothing manufacture and selling in various businesses in the rag trade before launching her own small business 'Cotton Tots'. Now in charge of a team of over a dozen sales reps across the region she is determined to make On the Nose a household name.
Interesting Facts
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