Happy Employee Appreciation Day

Posted in Support Office on March 03, 2017
Author: Sam Reed

It’s National Employee Appreciation Day – the day to thank our employees for their hard work and effort throughout the year, thanks team Specsavers – you really do a great job.

To celebrate this special day I have picked on a few of my colleagues who have been with the company for quite some time and who will be receiving their long term service awards imminently. We love to acknowledge the contribution of our long-serving staff whose knowledge and experience is invaluable to Specsavers. Congratulations everyone and enjoy your champagne celebrations.

Kirsteen Newman – 10 years

‘10 years ago when I joined as a part time colleague in the Aberdeen store if you asked where I saw myself, I couldn't have predicted having done this much. Specsavers has supported me with development, training courses and a diploma, given me the freedom to represent the industry on a General Optical Council committee and even helped me meet my husband! I love that Specsavers offers me the freedom and support to build the career I want.’

Matt Buckley – 10 years (2nd time around as you see below, he just can’t keep away)

‘I joined Specsavers in January 1994 and had numerous roles in Finance but after qualifying as an accountant, in November 2005 I decided to spend some time in the Canadian mountains (for a couple of seasons!!). Then in March 2007 my blood ran green once more. I am currently enjoying the challenges of Heading up the Group Planning and Reporting function in Finance and am happy to have hit another milestone in my Specsavers history.’

Sarah Marquis – 10 years – Senior Campaign Manager

‘I love the fact that I've had the opportunity to work in many different roles within Marketing over the last ten years - there's always a new challenge to sink my teeth into and never a dull moment.’


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