Specsavers in Letchworth Garden City has been celebrating after the business was recognised with a Platinum Employer award for its outstanding management standards and staff development.

The team received the honour after being externally assessed on five key areas of people management standards, including talent management, employee communications and staff development.

Specsavers regional relationship manager Steve Price handed over the Platinum Employer award to Specsavers Letchworth Garden City store director Amer Choudhry during a presentation at the store on 15 February.

A word from the store director

Amer said: ‘It was a great honour to receive the Platinum Employer award from Steve. This is testimony to the hard work of the team, who are always open and willing to learn new skills and constantly deliver high standards of service to our customers.’

John Perkins, Specsavers joint group CEO, said: ‘The Platinum Employer initiative is one that Specsavers fully supports and we hope that over time all Specsavers stores will be awarded this status.

‘Platinum Employer is an externally validated accreditation scheme which aims to raise the bar of people management standards and help ensure Specsavers is famous as a great place to work.’

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