The team in Carlisle has celebrated their newfound Platinum Employer status thanks to its longstanding commitment to the wellbeing of the team in store and its work in inspiring the new generation of eye health professionals.

12 members of the team at Carlisle are fully registered optometrists, with most of them being trained in the store to meet the professional requirements expected.

Decades of experience

Glenn Rowe, store director at Specsavers Carlisle, credited the store’s success to his team of talented eyecare experts: ‘We count ourselves lucky to have people working here who have decades of experience under their belt.

'This award is down entirely to their expertise and dedication which has fostered a brilliant working environment in which new talent can really flourish.'

‘Their loyalty means we can deliver an amazing service to our customers and give back to the community through employment opportunities. We are always looking at how we can improve as an employer and this is a fantastic reward for the team’s continued hard work and enthusiasm.’

Richard Briscoe qualified last year as a dispensing optician, having worked his way up from starting out as an optical assistant nine years ago.

Richard said: ‘What I’m enjoying most is the variety of cases I deal with on a daily basis. No day is ever the same and I’m always having to rise to fresh challenges.’

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