Members of staff at Specsavers in Pontypridd have bid a fond farewell to a colleague who has retired after more than 20 years of service.

Tegwyn Lewis, age 72, was described by colleagues as a valued staff member who had built up an unrivalled knowledge about the store’s operations during his 23-year employment.

‘He really will be missed’

‘We’ve been very lucky to have Tegwyn with us for more than two decades,’ comments store director, Paul Molton. ‘His hard work and commitment to providing the best service he can for our customers has been outstanding, he really will be missed.’

Before retiring, Mr Lewis held an administrative role at the opticians and was also involved in supporting customers who visited the store, helping to ensure the smooth running of the front of house and making appointments for hearing and eye tests. His wife, Jane, had also previously worked for the opticians as a dispenser.

Arranged an afternoon tea

To celebrate Tegwyn’s retirement, Paul Molton, and manager Emma Davies, arranged an afternoon tea for all staff members as a way to thank him for his commitment. He was also given a retirement book, which had good luck messages from staff members and he was presented with a clock.

‘The last 23 years have flown by and I have thoroughly enjoyed working at the store,’ says Tegwyn. ‘Specsavers has been really supportive of my career; I’ve not only enjoyed learning about the optical and audiology industry, but I’ve been fortunate enough to have built up many friendships over the years, with both staff and customers.’

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