Kirk Originals under new management
Monday, September 30 2013 | 00 h 00 min | News
The founders of Kirk Originals Ltd, Jason and Karen Kirk, have resigned from the company to launch a new venture. Kirk Originals will continue to operate with a new team.
The couple’s new project is called simply Kirk & Kirk. Its first creations will be launched in spring 2014. “Twenty years in eyewear has taught us a great deal,” said Jason Kirk. “Naturally we will maintain our personality in the new collections but with added ingredients gleaned from our many years’ experience.”
David Wilkinson, appointed CEO of Kirk Originals in May 2013, will remain in this position. He says he is determined to develop the company, which was founded in 1992, namely by improving the relevance of the product offering. The company will continue to operate from its head office in Brighton and will continue to manufacture its frames in the Jura region of France. “We are currently securing new agency and distribution contracts in all major territories and investing in a fully transactional website which will debut in January 2014,” added the CEO.
“We would like to develop Kirk Originals internationally as a British eyewear brand of choice,” he concluded.