Best of the best - Rewarding our employees
Customer First round 2 winners
The Customer First Awards run every year and we decided to start this so our stores and colleagues can get the recognition they deserve for the exceptional service they provide to our customers.
The second rounds of this year’s Customer First winners have been announced and there are 22 qualifying entries within the three categories - 12 Commendations, seven Outstanding and three Excellence. A big well done to everyone who entered and the winners mentioned below.
For those who have gone above and beyond expectations for customer service. The winner will receive a certificate signed by Dame Mary Perkins, a gold and diamond star pin badge and £/€50 Amazon gift voucher.
- Kirsty Evans, Guernsey
- Laura Stallerbrass, Forfar
- Donna Fletcher, Scunthorpe
For those who have gone the extra mile for a customer/customers. The winner will receive a certificate signed by Dame Mary Perkins, silver and diamond star pin badge and £/€25 Amazon gift voucher.
- Georgia Rae, Acomb
- Stacy Allan, Forfar
- Clair Morton and Kirstie Reeves, Chelmsley Wood
- Sandip Sandhu and Matthew Pykett, West Bridgford
- Abigail Frobisher, Scunthorpe
For those who have 'wowed' their customer. This will be awarded with a commendation certificate.
- Ieuan John, Leckwith
- Faye Toy, Chelmsley Wood
- Nicky Bush, Cwmbran
- Gurbeer Sivia Singh and Nichola Caveney, West Bridgford
- Melissa Moreland, Ashton Under Lyne
- Louise Gudgeon, Scunthorpe
- Nicole Curran, Dunfermline
Optical Assistant goes the extra mile - Kirsty's story
Optical clinical assistant Kirsty Evans from our Guernsey store won her customer services award after rolling up her sleeves to help in store on her day off. Kirsty has scooped a Customer First Award – awarded by Specsavers to recognise and reward team members who go above and beyond to serve customers and exceed their expectations.
A helping hand
On one occasion, she popped into the store on a busy Saturday with her partner who needed to choose some glasses.
'It was a Saturday and I could see it was a really busy day, so I just rolled my sleeves up and got stuck in helping with dispensing and delivering some training and before I knew it a couple of hours had passed.'
Store partner Dominic Burchett recommended Kirsty for the award in acknowledgement of her dedication to customer service.
‘Kirsty is a bubbly, vibrant and very positive personality who has a lot of energy and is a fantastic team member - the customers love her and she is a pleasure to work with.'
Overall Excellence Winner
Every December Dame Mary Perkins will select one or more Customer First winners from throughout the year to receive a special prize, to be recognised as the best of the best of the best.