Michelle Pearce has been a mainstay at Specsavers in Gosport for the best part of 16 years and, in that time, has helped thousands of customers keep their eye health in check.

Starting out at the store in 2001, Michelle, 34, took on many different roles in her early career including optical advisor, in-store merchandiser, in-store trainer and administrator before being promoted to store manager in 2008.

Constantly adapting

Michelle's extensive retail and eye care experience has helped her build an excellent rapport with local customers, while at the same time enabling her to stay on top of the day-to-day running of the store and plan out future events and promotions.

Michelle said: ‘Retail optics never stands still and, for me, embracing and adapting to new challenges is part of the excitement of working here and brings the rewards of knowing I have contributed to a job well done.’

Away from work, Michelle said she enjoys anything involving building and designing, including DIY and gardening, along with reading and listening to rock music.

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