Store manager at Specsavers in Southend, Luke Klein, is celebrating two decades of service at the local opticians.

A life-long career

The 41-year-old from Benfleet began working at the store as an optical assistant in 1998 after graduating from Camarthenshire College of Art and Design with a HND in Wildlife Illustration.

Three years later he became the assistant manager of the store and in 2011 he was promoted to store manager.

‘I like the variety’

Luke said: ‘I really enjoy the interaction with customers at the store. I like the variety this job offers - no day is exactly the same.’

In his spare time Luke enjoys playing the drums, socialising, rambling in nature and the countryside and continues his interest in art.

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