The Chester-le-Street store has been a familiar sight in the town centre for twelve years – below are some fast facts you may not know about the local opticians.

• The Front Street store now has 17 members of staff - when it opened in 2004 it had just six.

• The longest serving member of staff, Janine Stephenson, has been with the store since the doors opened. She started working as an optical assistant and is now the store’s retail manager.

• Over the years 6 young people have taken up apprenticeships with the store and two young people are currently embarking on their careers as apprentices under the watchful eye of the Chester-le-Street team.

• Chester-le-Street store displays 1,300 frames so there is a great selection of glasses to choose from once you’ve had your eye test in one of the three testing rooms – print out the coupon from our website page and make your appointment today!

A word from the store director

Ross McLachlan, retail director, said: ‘Our team here in Chester-le-Street has over 80 years’ experience between them and we have a great team spirit in store.

It’s very rewarding to look after the needs of so many families who have been customers for years and years and who introduce new family members and friends to us. I’m really proud to work with such a dedicated team; we really do love our work.’

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