A century of service
Specsavers Opticians in Longton can definitely boast a committed team of staff, with the 24 employees chalking up an impressive 113 years of service between them.
Within the team, Hazel Bagnall, reception supervisor, and Melissa Stirk, diabetic clinic manager, are currently the two longest standing staff members, having both started when the store opened more than 13 years ago.
Judy Lea, store director, explained the key reason behind the impressive loyalty: ‘We are a really strong and supportive team, and everyone enjoys their job here. It’s a really wonderful achievement for our staff.’
The store is also enjoying welcoming new staff members, having taken on two new recruits in recent months. Judy says: ‘It’s great to welcome these new people to the team and hopefully they will also enjoy many successful years at the store.’