Specsavers in Cwmbran has marked its 25th anniversary and the completion of a £200,000 refurbishment by hosting an event in store.
Staff at Specsavers marked the quarter century milestone by decorating the store and holding a cake sale and face painting, as well as giving out vouchers for free sight tests. The celebrations raised £167 for the local animal sanctuary, All Creatures Great and Small.
The anniversary coincided with the completion of the refurbishment programme, which has seen the creation of two optical testing rooms, a pre-screening room and five additional dispensing points at the store, as well as investment in new state-of-the-art testing equipment.
Specsavers Cwmbran first opened on Llewellyn Walk in 1991, with seven members of staff, including one optician and one testing room. Now, it employs 50 people, including nine opticians and four lab technicians, and has nine testing rooms. In 2007, the store also introduced hearcare services.
‘Great way to celebrate’
‘The event was a great way to celebrate all that the business has achieved in the last 25 years, giving away vouchers to show our thanks to our loyal customers and fundraising for a local charity,’ says store director, Mark Edwards.
‘Without the continued support of the Cwmbran community we wouldn’t have had such a successful 25 years of trading. Through our recent investments at the store, we want to ensure that we’re offering the highest standards of optical and audiology services, meeting customer demand and delivering an excellent service.
‘We’ve replaced traditional reception desks and staff now meet customers as they enter the store and register them for their appointment on a tablet device, creating a spacious environment to display the store’s 1,400 frames.’