Tiverton Specsavers is celebrating, after being awarded a Platinum Employer Award for excellence in people development by the external examining body Hays Recruitment.
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.
A local business
Since they opened as a locally owned and run opticians more than 28 years ago, they have grown year on year to now employ more than 15 people.
Store director Emma Denham said: ‘Each year we launch a summer placement scheme for optometry students from around the country in a bid to bring talented young people to the West Country as well as providing opportunities to local people.
'We are extremely proud to say that we have now taken on and trained more than 15 students to become qualified optometrists, dispensing opticians or registered audiologists.
Recognises the whole team
‘Our entire team work so hard to look after our patients and their passion for high standards of personal care is a credit to all of them. The Platinum Employer Award recognises the whole team for all their years of studying and supporting students to pass these challenging qualifications.’