The Rhyl store has celebrated a landmark birthday, and store directors said they are looking forward to a long future in the town.

The first Specsavers store in North Wales

Specsavers in Rhyl was the first of the global brand’s store in North Wales when it opened its doors in 1991, and has celebrated its 25th birthday with a night out and a meal for all 22 staff.

The guest of honour on the night was store manager Sandra Horrocks, who has been serving Specsavers customers in Rhyl since the opening day a quarter of a century ago.

Founding director Shelley Jones commented: ‘This is a huge milestone for us, and we are immensely proud to be celebrating our 25th birthday. It’s thanks to the loyalty of shoppers in Rhyl that we’ve been able to thrive in this town, and we hope to continue to go from strength to strength.

Store manager Sandra Horrocks

‘Our store manager Sandra Horrocks is also a huge reason for our success; our customers know and love her and we are so lucky that she has chosen to stay with us since our opening day back in 1991.

‘We have a fantastic team, and had a really memorable and special celebration as a group to mark the occasion. Here’s to the next 25 years.”

A long history in Rhyl

Throughout its time in the town, the store has supported a number of causes both locally and nationally, raising thousands of pounds for the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind and collecting hundreds of pairs of glasses every year for Vision Aid Overseas.

The store has been through a number of developments, including expanding into a new site within The White Rose Shopping Centre, and this year welcomed new store director Hannah Bradley, who works alongside store directors Shelley and Stephen Cox.

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