About Us

Fan Frames is a licensing and eyewear company established in February 2011 by former Optometrist and Dispensing Optician Mr Paul Gibson.

The company works with some of the largest UK and European sporting brands to develop eyewear and accessories that fans can wear to feel closer to the team they love.

The company specialises in developing niche eyewear products such as Spectacle Frames, Reading Glasses, Sunglasses, Monocles, Glasses Cases, Glasses Chains and other accessories.

Our mission is to provide great products fans love while looking after our in-house team that make this all possible.

Other brands we distribute and manage include:

JOIUSS a new designer brand inspired by post-war fashion eyewear, launched in May 2019.

Meet the team

Paul Gibson - Founding CEO

The founding CEO of the business and all round entrepreneur. Paul left his 18 year career in the eyewear industry as an Optometrist back in 2011 to build his vision called Fan Frames to the company it is today. Active on social media, blogger and Vlogger and always happy to chat and help anyone.

Jay Hodgson - Editor & Chief

One of Fan Frames longest serving members of the team. He started in sales and logistics many moons ago. Jay is now editor and chief of our internal media agency. Looking after content production across many brands and social media platforms.

Nikki Brocklesby - General Operations Manager

Second longest serving member of the team, started in our customer service department and has rapidly excelled to become our General Operations Manager running all day to day activities of the business.

Kevin Pettit - Warehouse Operator

Kevin ensures that all our amazing customers recieve their orders in perfect condition. Avid Hull Kingston Rovers fan he can be found at Craven Park even when the lights are turned off!

Cameron Park-Blackburn - Digital Marketing Apprentice

Joined us in 2018 as a digital apprentice to specialise in SEO, data analysis and paid advertising.

Our clients


Specsavers Optical Group Ltd is a British optical retail chain, operating globally. The chain offers optician services for eyesight testing and sells glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. It also sells hearing aids. In the United Kingdom in 2012 it had the largest single market share of the four major opticians, with 42% of the market.

The Works

The Works is a large national retailer with a huge range of products. Selling more than 40,000 different products every year and appeals to anyone looking for wide variety at great value prices.

Fanatics International

A global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics delivers to over 180 countries, runs stores in more than 12 languages. It now supports and compliments Fanatics’ successful U.S. operation by focusing on partnerships with the biggest sporting teams and organisations around the world.

Leeds United Stores

The superstore offers fans the opportunity to purchase the full range of Leeds United merchandise. The Leeds United store provides a comprehensive choice of official Kappa Kits, Kappa Trainingwear, fashion, souvenirs and accessories. Fan Frames was proud to supply the official Leeds United Sunglasses range.

Derby County Store

Fan Frames designed and supplied Derby County Football Club their 2018 adult and kids range of sunglasses.

West Bromwich Albion Store

Fan Frames designed and supplied WBA 2018 adult and kids range of sunglasses.