Staff at the Newport Friars Walk store are celebrating double shortlist success after being named as finalists for two categories in the inaugural South Wales Argus Business Awards.

Shortlist success

The Specsavers store is up for ‘Best BID National Business’ and the ‘Customer Service’ categories after being shortlisted by a judging panel made up of representatives from the South Wales Argus and the sponsors of each category.

The store faces competition from two other finalists in each category, and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which takes place at the Newport Centre on 27 September 2018.

Jason Williams, store director, says: ‘These nominations are a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone in-store – without them, this wouldn’t have been possible. We are a proud local business in Newport. We are keen to support the South Wales Argus’ first business awards event and to celebrate Newport as a thriving business city.’

‘Keeping our fingers crossed’

The Austin Friars store is no stranger to award success, having been recognised as ‘Multiple Practice of the Year’ at last year’s Optician Awards and picking up the ‘Special Award in Clinical Excellence’ at Specsavers’ national award ceremony.

‘We are honoured to have been shortlisted,’ Mr Williams adds. ‘We’re all looking forward to the event and are keeping our fingers crossed for a win.’

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