Specsavers at Spytty Road in Newport has achieved a prestigious business accreditation for its dedication to ongoing personnel development.

With a commitment to looking after customers with high standards of clinical expertise, the store has now also proved how well it looks after its staff as it has been named a Platinum Employer.

Platinum Employer status

The Spytty Road opticians has been awarded Specsavers’ externally-ratified Platinum Employer status.

Devised and judged by employee engagement specialist, the Hay Group, Platinum Employer is tailor-made for optical and audiology retail businesses and sets high standards to be met across staff wellbeing and career development.

The rigorous assessment process requires interviews with staff, from optical assistants to directors, and evidence that a number of policies and procedures are in place.

The Spytty Road store scored highly across the scheme’s five standards, which include performance management and reward, learning and development, and employee communications and engagement.

‘So proud of our achievement’

‘I am so proud of our team’s achievement in reaching Platinum Employer status,’ said Andrew Bowers, store director.

‘Having a friendly and professional environment to welcome customers into and for staff to work in is extremely important to us.

‘We encourage all members of staff to seek career development through hands-on experience and additional qualifications. To obtain this accreditation is a testament to their hard work and dedication to both the business and our customers.’

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