David Bryant is store director of Specsavers in Ramsgate.
David Bryant – store director
David has been working at Specsavers for 21 years. He is store director for both the Margate and Ramsgate Specsavers stores.
David is a qualified dispensing optician and contact lens optician, having been in the optical profession since he was 23 years old.
He said: ‘I began training as an optician after some encouragement from my mum – I’d never set foot in an opticians before the interview.
My favourite part of the job is being able to meet and help a diverse range of people. I’m so proud of being a Specsavers director and being able to help create such a fantastic service for the community.’
David was born in Rochester, but has lived in Ramsgate for 30 years.
In his spare time, he is an aviation and military artist and has visited many military bases including Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. ‘I have huge respect for the many Second World War pilots whom I’ve met,’ David said.
‘I’m lucky enough to have flown in many aircrafts including a Spitfire (which was famously used in World War II). I take painting seriously and am honoured to have rubbed shoulders with a number of today’s fighting men and women for my research.’