One of the store directors at Specsavers in Ashford is retiring after 22 years of service, having been at the store since its opening in 1995.

Catherine Beadle started her career as an Optometrist at Specsavers in Chatham, before deciding to move to Ashford and become director of that store.

Over the years, Catherine and the other directors managed to affirm themselves within the local community and always strive to create and maintain a pleasant environment for both staff and customers. 

A word from Catherine

Catherine Beadle says: ‘I can’t thank the fabulous people I have worked with over the years and my special patients – some of whom have been coming to me since we opened in 1995 – enough for all their support over the years – the laughs, the conversations, the days spent together.’

Catherine is being replaced by Elizabeth Hutchinson, a qualified Optometrist, currently employed by Specsavers in Hastings.

A word from Elizabeth 

Elizabeth says: ‘I am incredibly excited to be taking over from Catherine. She has contributed to building a wonderful store that not only provides the best clinical care, but also treats our patients as part of our family.

‘We have lots of exciting plans for the future of the store. We have new technology coming soon as well as new special eye clinics that concentrate purely on acute eye problems, so watch this space!’

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