Meet the directors
Dynamic duo Penny Thakrar and Maryam Dean-Baradaran head up a team of eight eyecare professionals at Specsavers in Hatfield.
Four decades of experience
The owners and co-directors of the Town Centre store have four decades of combined experience in the optical profession.
Founding store partner Penny has been the friendly face of optics in Hatfield for 25 years, while Maryam has been in post for a decade, having previously worked at Specsavers in Borehamwood.
Outside of work, they are doting mums and wives, and live in London with their respective families.
A word from Maryam
She said: ‘We are such a part of the community here in Hatfield that even although we are from Elstree and Harrow, we very much feel at home here.
‘Since Penny opened the store, the focus has very much been on customer care and getting the message out there about the importance of eye health. That is still true in 2017 and what continues to drive us every day.’