Helen Ibar is 41 and comes from West Wickham in South East London. She is currently Specsavers Peckham’s in-store trainer and deputy store supervisor.
Helen got into optics back in 1996 after leaving her family home in Devon. She worked for Dolland & Aitchison for a number of years, developing her understanding as an optical dispenser and thriving in a customer service environment.
After leaving D&A, Helen sought a number of roles outside of the optical sector but her fond memories of the industry and the wealth of experience she had gained led her to taking a role at Specsavers Peckham in March 2014.
Three years on, Helen has flourished in her in-store trainer role, which sees her share her expertise with colleagues and manage the career development and training programmes for her fellow members of staff.
A word from Helen
Helen says: ‘I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time within the optical industry and coming to Specsavers has helped to fuel both my passion for optics as well as my passion for delivering top quality customer service. I’ve always felt like an extremely valued member of staff here and have had the pleasure of working with some fantastic people over the years. Long may that continue!’