Several members of the team from Specsavers in West Bridgford have been recognised for their excellent customer service following the achievement of a Customer First Award.

An outstanding achievement

Optical consultant Nita Limbu received an Outstanding Award for consistently going the extra mile to help customers with their specs.

A pair of sisters were so impressed by Nita’s customer service and help with choosing the right frames that they emailed the store to make sure she was recognised for her hard work.

The customers wrote:

‘We both bought glasses at the West Bridgford store and were served by Nita. She was able to guide us through the whole process and made what seemed like a daunting task a pleasurable one. I was impressed by her skill in helping me choose the right style and her caring attitude and patience! I left the store feeling happy. Many thanks Nita.’

Nita also received glowing feedback from a customer who had returned to the store with a fitting issue with her sunglasses. She was nervous to come back to the store with the specs, but Nita showed care and patience to ensure the sunglasses would be perfect. Nita even went into store on her day off to ensure that everything ran smoothly when the customer collected the specs.

Great example

Store director, Stephen Rogers, said: ‘Nita served the customers on separate days, and they were both wowed by their experience with her. She is a great example of how committed the team in West Bridgford are to delivering great customer service and she is undoubtedly a worthy winner of the award.’

Team commendations

The store also saw three other members of staff receive commendations.

Optical assistant Sam Rogers received a whopping six positive customer feedback forms in under 48 hours, praising his knowledge and professionalism when helping customers choose their frames. One customer, a young child with learning difficulties, was attending his first ever eye test. Sam took the time to make sure that he enjoyed the experience, and helped to find him two pairs of specs.

Nichola Caveney, optical assistant, was also commended for feedback received by a happy customer. Nichola helped with choosing her new frames, offering an honest opinion on the best shapes, styles and colours for her. The customer left so happy and said that she left the store 'feeling like a million dollars.'

Karl Darikwa, also an optical assistant, was praised by a customer who entered the store sceptical about purchasing glasses having had a bad experience at another optician. Karl exceeded her expectations, ensuring that she was well looked after with his friendly, helpful and professional manner.

She praised Karl for being ‘pleasant, honest, helpful and making buying glasses an enjoyable experience, rather than a difficult, indecisive and drawn-out process.’

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