Taunton Specsavers is celebrating after being awarded a Platinum Employer Award for excellence in people development, devised and overseen by employment body, the Hay Group.
The team received the Platinum Employer status following a series of rigorous interviews and customer surveys, highlighting their relentless drive to develop the store team and support the local community.
Since they opened more than 30 years ago, they have grown year on year and now employ over 50 people.
Store director, Emma Denham, said: ‘We’re extremely proud to have developed more than 10 local students over the last few years to become qualified opticians, and helped more than 15 students to become dispensing opticians or registered audiologists.’
Taunton store director and optometrist, Scott McGowan, said: ‘We are delighted to be recognised with this Platinum Employer Award for the work we do with existing staff and local students in and around Taunton.’