An employee at Specsavers Wallsend has been rewarded for 20 years of service with the company.

Lynn Baker joined the opticians in November 1997 as a receptionist and has climbed the ranks to become store manager.

20 years dedication

With 20 years of experience, Lynn now leads and supports other members of staff, ensuring the store runs smoothly.

Lynn’s dedication to the store was recognised on her anniversary with vouchers, which she used to treat herself to a spa break last month.

Lynn said: ‘I cannot believe that is has been 20 years since I first started working at Specsavers.

It is a real pleasure to work in such a friendly environment with lovely colleagues - that’s why I have been here as long. I’m sure the next 20 will be just as great.’

A word from the store director

Terry Gallagher, director optometrist at Specsavers Wallsend, said: ‘Congratulations to Lynn, 20 years is an achievement.

She is a valuable member of the team, a real asset, and we just could not do without her.

‘She ensures everything runs smoothly and we cannot thank her enough.

We hope she enjoyed her spa break; she definitely deserves it for her hard work and commitment.’

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