Talented staff at Specsavers in Accrington are raising a toast after achieving a record-breaking summer with a bumper crop of graduations and qualifications.

It’s certainly a case of congratulations all round at the Cornhill-based Specsavers store where a total of five staff are celebrating a variety of personal and professional certificates.

Plenty to shout about

Among the success stories is ophthalmic lead professional Catherine Collin, aged 42, who has achieved a Doctorate in Optometry after five and a half years of study at Aston University.

Meanwhile, graduate optometrist Amna Shafiq, 21, has graduated from the University of Bradford with a first class honours degree in optometry.

And to top off the success, Umar Hussain, 24, Catherine Clarkson, 33, and Leah Thomas, 26, have all passed their three-year course in ophthalmic dispensing.

Praise for dedication and hard work

Suzanne George, store director of Accrington Specsavers, says her team’s success is testament to each staff member’s determination to succeed which has bread a collective culture of hard work and ambition.

Suzanne says: ‘On behalf of all the team, I would like to congratulate each of our staff on their own personal successes.

Record breakers

‘This is definitely the most qualifications we’ve have at the same time so there’s a great vibe in the store.

‘We have a fantastic team here and they have all worked incredibly hard. Each and every one of the qualifications is certainly very well deserved.’

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