Specsavers in Hartlepool are celebrating after staff member Sharon Courtney was awarded Optometrist of the Year at the Hartlepool Mail Best of Health Awards.

The dispensing optician has worked at the store for 12 years and was one of four members of Specsavers staff who made up the shortlist.

Sharon is delighted

Sharon said: ‘I am shocked to say the least! We were all going to be pleased no matter who won, but each of us was thinking it was going to be someone else. I have never won anything before. I’m really delighted.’

Ian Walker, store director at Hartlepool Specsavers said: ‘We are all very proud of Sharon for winning this award. She always goes above and beyond for her customers so it is great to see her dedication being rewarded.’

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