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Byrne Eyecare - Business Finance

Access to funding allowed William Byrne to achieve the vision of his own optical practice.



William had all the experience he needed – all that was missing was the right location for his independent opticians and a flexible funder to work with.


After looking at a number of possible locations in the South East, William managed to secure a unit for Byrne Eyecare in the busy MacDonagh shopping centre in Kilkenny that benefits from strong footfall thanks to the supermarket chains, cafés and restaurants nearby.

With his location needs met, William had discussions with various optical equipment suppliers in Ireland, who recommended Braemar Finance as a finance partner of choice because of the company’s long history of supporting start-ups in the professions sector.

Following a series of detailed discussions, the finance required was soon approved to help William fund the optical equipment needed to get Byrne Eyecare trading.


After opening his doors in November 2017, William has reported strong demand for his services and is confident Byrne Eyecare will go from strength to strength over the coming years.

William’s inspired choice of location has also seen large volumes of potential customers coming through the door while going about their shopping.


‘Braemar Finance were a pleasure to deal with during what was a challenging time setting up my Opticians practice in Kilkenny. From the get go I found Joe and the team highly professional and efficient. I look forward to many more years in dealing with them.’  William Byrne – Optometrist/Director, Byrne Eyecare