Specsavers in Sutton in Ashfield celebrated their 20th anniversary throughout the month of July. 

iPad winner

Throughout July, visitors to the Specsavers store in the Idlewells Shopping Centre had the chance to put their name into a free prize draw, to be in with a chance of winning a brand new iPad Mini, amongst other prizes. The winner of the iPad, John Cordin, was announced on Saturday 25 July.

Sam Best, assistant store manager, with iPad winner John Cordin

Flash mob fun
For the duration of the month, the store was decorated in birthday paraphernalia and customers were treated to birthday cupcakes in the store’s waiting area. On Saturday 18 July, the Excelsior School of Dance treated shoppers to a flash mob, dancing to a mixture of pop songs.

The flash mob outside the store in action

Staff also presented a video of messages, artwork and a scrapbook with pictures to store director Nigel Davidson to commemorate his 20 years at the store.  

Store director Nigel receiving his presents for celebrating 20 years at the store

‘Here’s to the next 20 years’ 

Store director Nigel Davidson said: ‘We have celebrated our birthday in style and had a lot of fun during the month. I’ve been overwhelmed with the presents and can’t thank my staff enough. Without them and our customers, the business wouldn’t be what it is today. Here’s to the next 20 years!’ 


A little history

The Sutton-in-Ashfield store opened in 1995 with a team of just six. Now, there are 57 members of staff. To date, Sutton-in-Ashfield has won Store of the Year twice at the biennial Specsavers Awards and has twice been voted Multiple Practice of the Year at the prestigious Optician Awards.

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