Specsavers in Chelmsley Wood are celebrating after scooping two prestigious Optician Awards.

Specsavers in the Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre won both of their shortlisted categories, being crowned Optical Assistant Team of the Year, and Paige Furlong, the store’s retail supervisor, being awarded the top spot as Leader of the Future.

'Fantastic result'

‘It’s a fantastic result and we are all completely over the moon,’ said store director, Sukhi Drake. ‘It’s a real honour to be recognised with not one, but two respected national accolades. 

‘These awards are a testament to the hard work of the team, not only to our optical assistants and Paige, but to the wider team who work tirelessly to ensure our customers receive the very best eyecare. Along with my co-directors Paul Cooper and Sarah Brain, we are extremely proud of them all.’

About the award

This is the second Optician Award for the team, who took home the Contact Lens Patient Engagement award in 2016.

The Optician Awards has been established for more than 20 years and is the highlight of the year for optical practices, attracting the UK’s most talented opticians, teams and companies. The gala awards dinner and awards ceremony took place on Saturday 14 April at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel. 

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