Kellianne Hoskin, an optical technician at Specsavers Bodmin, has been awarded the highly respected Arnold Sinclair prize from the Master of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers at a prestigious awards ceremony at Apothecaries’ Hall in London.

The prize, including a £250 cheque, was awarded for achieving the best performance in the year one written exam for the optical technicians’ diploma course

Family pride

Kellianne was joined at the ceremony by her very proud mum who has worked with her at the Specsavers Bodmin store since 2015.

Career opportunities

Kellianne said: ‘The range of opportunities at Specsavers Bodmin made a career in optics really appealing. I’ve always had a fondness for maths and physics so working in the lab was a great fit for me. Thanks to the directors, Jo and Carl, I’ve been able to do the diploma and really advance my career.

‘I was genuinely surprised to receive the letter saying I had won a prize for my written exam. The ceremony and trip to London was very special and I’m so pleased mum came too. She’s always inspired me to do my best.’

Kellianne received her prize from the Master Spectacle Maker, Felicity Harding, from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, the oldest optical body still existing in the world, having been founded by Royal Charter nearly 400 years ago.

Over the centuries they have been responsible for upholding quality and encouraging better vision, for a better life.

Great recognition

Bodmin Specsavers store director, Jo McLean said: ‘We’re extremely proud of Kellianne and her achievements. She is a valuable member of our team and the award is great recognition.’

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