Specsavers in New Malden was in a celebratory mood this month 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.

Tremendous honour

Specsavers regional relationship manager Mark Paine handed over the Platinum Employer award to Specsavers New Malden store director Ahmed Sivardeen during a presentation at the store this month.

Ahmed said: ‘It was a tremendous honour to be recognised with the Platinum Employer award. We have a great team that works hard to provide the highest level of service and care to the local community.’

High praise

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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