A pair of North East business partners have unveiled a brand new store in Stanley, creating seven new roles and investing hundreds of thousands of pounds in the area.

Enhancing Local Services

Ross McLachlan and Jill Thompson are the joint force behind the new Specsavers at Cromarty House on Front Street which will deliver enhanced optical and audiology services to the town.

The store which officially opens on Saturday 7 March boasts thousands of frames, a brand new OCT machine and two optical test rooms with an audiology facility.

Store directors Ross and Jill are currently at the helm at Specsavers in Chester-le-street and have a wealth of experience in optical and audiology services.

Having worked and lived in the North East all their lives, Jill and Ross hope that their new venture will have a positive impact on the local area and its residents.

A word from the store directors

Ross said: ‘It’s a real pleasure to be opening the store in Stanley, and I hope that Specsavers will help bring added value to the town.' 

Jill and I are committed to providing locals with the best optical and hearing services available and can’t wait to build relationships with new customers.'

 Jill said: ‘It’s a privilege to be bringing another Specsavers store to the North East. The demand is there so we are happy to be able to provide more services to new and existing customers.

‘It’s a very exciting time, and we’re looking forward to many years of serving the community.’

Store Opening

The store will officially celebrate its opening on Saturday 7 March with fun and entertainment for staff and customers alike.

The Stanley store has two test rooms and also features an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine: a cutting-edge piece of equipment, usually found in hospital eye departments, which is used in the screening and management of conditions including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Specsavers in Stanley will be fully operational and open to the public as of the morning of the official launch on Saturday 7 March.

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