Meet Neil Lunn - Director
of Central Retail Operations
I played football with a group of lads who worked for Specsavers and they always spoke so highly of the company, the conditions and the opportunities that existed, and this was when we had less than 400 UK stores and were yet to embark on our international expansion.
My development has been a combination of classroom and learning in a live environment. I've completed a Diploma in Leadership and Management but much of my development has been achieved because the business has challenged me and exposed me to many new situations.
This is incredibly difficult to answer after 20 years as there are so many milestones and continue to be. We celebrated £10m in weekly optical sales but have now eclipsed that. I was part of the Leadership Team which took Hearcare over the £1m per week threshold. I've presented at the National Seminar in front of over 1000 Partners and spent 3 years in Melbourne as Retail Director during years of transformational change to the Australian and NZ market places.
Challenging, rewarding and dynamic.
Be prepared for change and embrace it. Dust off your people skills, get ready to have fun and prepare to be happy with never being happy! We're unique, and the best-kept secret in retail.