Staff from Specsavers Warminster are raising their glasses to the accumulated wealth of experience held by their team after three members of staff achieved long service milestones during lockdown.


Long service in lockdown

The team at Specsavers on Three Horseshoes Walk had lots to celebrate recently after realising their combined experience totalling more than 250 years. During lockdown, manager and contact lens optician, Julie Tavener achieved 25 years of service after starting at the store as an optical assistant. While dispensing optician, Victoria Towers along with manager and hear care assistant, Alison Edwards, who’s due to qualify as a hearing aid dispenser, reached impressive 20-year milestones.


Commending commitment

The store has also praised its two longest-serving members of staff, optical advisors Monica Coles and Patricia Bull, who have been part of the team for more than 30 years. Admin assistant, Tara Donson has achieved 26 years with Specsavers Warminster, while assistant manager, Amanda Kells, and optical advisor, Helen Robson have also previously celebrated 20 years of service.


Celebrations continue for the store directors as Martyn Thomas is fast approaching his 25-year milestone, with Richard Goring achieving seven years’ service after starting at the store in 2013.


Many more of the team have also become familiar faces to their customers, with optical advisor Joanna McFerran commemorating 10 years at Specsavers Warminster, while optometrist Charlotte Meecham has been with the store for six years. Similarly, contact lens supervisor Ellie Evans, optical advisors Simone Reeves and Anna Suonnansalo have each worked at the store for five years.


A word from the store director

Specsavers Warminster store director, Richard Goring said: ‘It’s fantastic to have such a loyal and dedicated team to work alongside. I’d like to congratulate everyone on their recent long service milestones; they’ve been, and continue to be, an integral part of the team and we’re lucky to have them.’


Richard continued: ‘The experience across the whole team and the value this adds is truly fantastic. To have reached almost 200 years between us is something to be proud of. Our customers can be assured that we have the collective knowledge and expertise to be able to deliver the very best eye care service to our customers.’


All Warminster store information