This year marks 25 years in business for Specsavers Opticians and Audiologists in St Helens, with celebrations held recently for all customers, 62 staff and local shoppers to enjoy.
Special guests, the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillor Steve Glover and Councillor Lynn Glover, also came along to mark the event and help to cut the birthday cake.
Half a million pairs of eyes tested
Since opening its doors in 1991, the St Helens store has tested around half a million pairs of eyes, helped 200,000 patients take good care of their eyes and ears and provided jobs for 270 local people.
All three of the store directors – Tom Lowry, Martin Hurst and Andrew Dagnall - have been with the business since day one, supported by a professional team that’s renowned for its friendly customer service and unrivalled expertise.
Growing team and services
Tom Lowry said: ‘St Helens Specsavers began life in a store on Ormskirk Street in 1991. Soon outgrowing that premises we moved to Bridge Street in 1995. We’ve been here ever since and have expanded to take over the whole of the building through store refits, expanding teams and the introduction of an audiology service to complement our eye care expertise, ten years ago.
‘We’re proud of the service we provide in St Helens and I’m extremely grateful to all of our customers, past and present, and our loyal workforce.
‘We couldn’t let the milestone pass without a celebration and we’d like to thank the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillor Steve Glover and Councillor Lynn Glover for joining us for our birthday. We look forward to welcoming customers old and new for another 25 years!’