Specsavers in Tooting was in a celebratory mood after the business was recognised with a Platinum Employer award for its outstanding management standards and staff development.

The team received the honour after being externally assessed on five key areas of people management standards, including talent management, employee communications and staff development.

Hard work pays off

Specsavers regional relationship manager Mark Paine handed over the Platinum Employer award to Specsavers Tooting store directors Graham Hellmann and Shuabe Khan during a presentation at the store this month.

Graham says: ‘It was a great honour to receive the Platinum Employer award from Mark.

'We have placed a big emphasis on keeping the team engaged and giving them opportunities to progress within the business, and this award is testimony to all their hard work.’

Raising the bar

John Perkins, Specsavers joint group CEO, said: ‘The Platinum Employer initiative is one that Specsavers fully supports and we hope that over time all Specsavers stores will be awarded this status.

‘Platinum Employer is an externally validated accreditation scheme which aims to raise the bar of people management standards and help ensure Specsavers is famous as a great place to work.’

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