Bangor store director, Andrea Ridgway is marking a special celebratory milestone with Specsavers.

Andrea first joined Specsavers in 2002 as Northern Ireland Regional Development manager. Then in 2005 after a spell with PWC, she teamed up with optometry director Stuart Douglas as co-partner, running both the Bangor and Newtownards Specsavers stores.

Extensive retail experience followed a business computing degree

Andrea graduated from the University of Sunderland with a first-class honours degree in Business Computing. She then went on to help manage and develop stores for Marks & Spencer, Mothercare and Orange (now EE).

A member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and a CIPD diploma holder, Andrea is completing her Dispensing Optician’s diploma through ABDO - the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.

It’s a privilege to care for our customers

Andrea says, ‘I’m thrilled to receive this special certificate marking my 15 years of continuous service with Specsavers. It’s a privilege to focus on providing both personal and professional care to our customers and I’d like to thank the teams here in Bangor and Newtownards for their support and help over the years and for all their hard work in making sure our patients experience the highest standards of service.’

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