Specsavers has been hailed a great place to work in Alnwick after Grant Welsh’s Bondgate store received prestigious Platinum Employer status.

To qualify for the award, the opticians and audiologists was graded in five categories: talent management, recruitment and induction, performance management and reward, learning and development and communications engagement.

Grant himself returned to the North East with his family to realise his dream of opening his own Specsavers store in 2017.

A word from the store director

Grant said: 'My story is a perfect example of how Specsavers as an employer is second to none.

'Having worked for many years as an optical lab manager, I was supported to further my career and begin this new chapter as a store director.

'I want the same opportunities and support to be available to my team too and I’m delighted we’ve been able to exemplify in just a few short months that we are invested in offering fulfilling career opportunities here in Alnwick.'

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