Specsavers in Sleaford celebrated their ten-year anniversary with a bang, as they held a day of celebration in store and raised more than £340 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
The staff welcomed visitors in to store for a slice of birthday cake, face painting and giveaways, as well as causing a stir outside with street entertainers.
The team traced their very first customer from their opening in 2008, Philip Brakenbury, who was invited to the event and given a pair of free specs and a hamper to mark the occasion. The Mr Brakenbury was joined by customer Sharon Kidd, the winner of the ‘win the cost of your specs back’ competition which was run in aid of the RNIB. Sharon was refunded a total of £184 for her specs.
The store on Southgate has seen a lot of change since its opening. In 2008, the team was just seven strong, with only two test rooms in store. Ten years on, the staff are 25 strong with the store boasting four test rooms and a fully equipped hearcare room. The two upgrades to the store over the years also saw a new waiting area for customers and a hearing booth attached to the hearcare room.
A word from the store director
‘We have had a fantastic decade of business in Sleaford,’ said store director, James Coleman.
‘It was only fitting to invite our customers old and new into store to celebrate with us and enjoy the activities we put on. All the developments we’ve undertaken in store have been as a result of feedback from our customers, so they are a huge part of our success. We are dedicated to providing the best service, eyecare and hearcare to the community, and we’re very proud of what we’ve achieved so far.
‘Thank you to all those who came in to see us for a slice of cake for making the day so special.’