Store manager Michael Rees started working in Specsavers Harlow this month, after working in optics for over 26 years.
After he left school he worked in the frozen food sector and started his career in optics after he got married and moved to Glasgow. His first job in optics was in Specsavers Glasgow in 1991.
Passionate about customer service
‘I’ve always been passionate about customer service,’ said Michael, ‘but when I started in optics I began learning about how the eye works and vision, as well as the medical aspects, and I realised that this industry is hugely interesting.’
Specsavers Harlow changed location two years ago, which included a big refurbishment. Michael is looking forward to working in the store, expanding the business and becoming well known throughout the Harlow area.
All the world’s a stage
Michael grew up around Essex and after living in Scotland, he moved down to Harlow 16 years ago. In his spare time, he and his partner like to take part in amateur dramatics with the Moot House Players based in The Stow and are heavily involved with the Harlow Ballet School.