The team at the Heathway Shopping Centre store are celebrating the news that loyal staff member Edmee Allen is celebrating 25 years with Specsavers – 19 of which have been as part of the team at the Dagenham store. Edmee started her career with the company at the nearby Ilford store on the day it opened in 1993.

Over the years she has worked in admin, dispensing and as a contact lens supervisor. Now 72 years young, she works two days a week as part of the Dagenham team making sure their NHS admin is in tip top condition.

A word from the store director

Gurjit Singh Sehmi, store director in Dagenham, said: ‘We are delighted that Edmee still wants to come and work with us rather than become a complete lady of leisure, and she really helps keep us all in line.

‘While not everyone has been with us as long as Edmee, we are proud of the family feel we have at Specsavers Dagenham. We think this helps us deliver the best possible service to our customers.’

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