Relocate and run your own business

Posted on May 16, 2018
Author: Sam Reed

Having stores spread across the globe provides Specsavers Partners with the chance to enjoy doing what they do best in some pretty unique locations. However, the decision to relocate is one of the biggest of life’s choices and you’ll want to ask many questions. We understand that having that perfect work/life balance is important and this is key when choosing a location to work. At Specsavers, we’re proud to be able to offer professionals opportunities in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK and below we highlight just a few…

Brighton

Brighton is a seaside resort on the south coast of England renowned for its seaside location, quirky shopping areas, diverse communities, large music and arts scene and still in close proximity to the capital. It has been called the UK’s “hippest” city and “the happiest place to live in the UK” and a firm favourite among those who are looking for a vibrant place to live. Attractions include the Royal Pavilion, Brighton pier and the Lanes shopping area, along with Brighton Marina and the miles of shingle beach along the city’s seafront.
Partner opportunities in Brighton

Porthmadog

Porthmadog is the base to explore all of Snowdonia, it is the gateway to the country’s most breath-taking National Park covering 840 square miles with its purple tipped mountains and forests. You cannot fail to be impressed by the town’s stunning setting. Porthmadog is a bustling town, full of individual shops and places to eat. It has a strong and proud heritage, culture and community. The Welsh language is a key part of its identity, commonly spoken here and its people ate particularly warm and friendly. A great place to explore for walkers and cyclists - some of the best-loved landmarks are The Cob, Black Rock Beach, Porthmadog Maritime Museum and the Purple Moose Brewery.
Partner opportunities in Porthmadog

Isle of White

The Isle of Wight is the largest and second most populous island in England off the coast of Hampshire separated by the Solent. Did you know that you can get to London from the Isle of Wight in under two hours? There are many reasons why the island is a great place to live and here are just a few of them - it has its own microclimate (resulting in it enjoying more sunshine than the vast majority of the UK), you’re spoilt for choice for beaches and it’s home to some of the biggest music festivals. Being an Island there is so much more of a community feel and people often say it’s like stepping back in time with it’s slower pace.
Partner opportunities in Isle of Wight

Hawick

Hawick is one of the most friendliest and most welcoming towns on the Scottish Borders. Situated at the junction of the rivers Slitrig and Teviot in the heart of the rich, unspoilt Borders countryside, Hawick is steeped in the history of the Reivers and Border Clans. The name “Hawick” is synonymous with knitwear production, the Common Riding, and the rugby union, and enjoys the worldwide reputation for all three. Good food, good leisure, good shopping and good living are all part of the Hawick experience.
Partner opportunities in Hawick

Lerwick

Lerwick, Shetland’s Capital, is a bustling, cosmopolitan seaport with services and amenities only usually found in much larger places on the British mainland. The extensive leisure and entertainment facilities provide warm hospitality for all. Many people from every background have settled happily in Shetland, attracted by the islands’ exceptional scenery, wildlife and safe environment. It is a truly magical place and you will be part of a real, supportive community.
Partner opportunities in Lerwick

Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a port city and naval base on England’s south coast, mostly spread across Portsea Island. It’s known for it’s maritime heritage and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. It’s a sociable, vibrant city that makes the most of its waterside setting. Portsmouth offers good value and a lively location for a home. It feels fresh and exciting, with a great lifestyle, a sense of opportunity and a strong community that’s more than evident in the determined support for the local football team.
Partner opportunities in Portsmouth

 

Exeter

A small city that packs a big punch, Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England. Named on of the 20 best places in the country to live by the Sunday Times, labelling the capital of Devon ‘a glorious gateway to the west’. Could there be a more perfectly positioned city? It has two national parks and plenty of plum coastline on the doorstep, and you’re not cut off from the rest of the country.
Partnership opportunities in Exeter

Weymouth

A seaside town in Dorset, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. You will never be short of things to do in Weymouth, with an abundance of natural and themed attractions for everyone to enjoy like seafood festivals, live music and the beach there was recently voted the best beach in the UK. Weymouth is primarily a tourist resort and it is much quieter in the winter so if your seeking hustle and bustle then it’s important to bear this in mind.
Partnership opportunities in Weymouth

 

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire, England. With picture-perfect streets, picturesque parks and a beautiful river, this county town has plenty going for it.  You can spend your days learning to live like a Victorian on a historic working farm, back track to 620AD and then fast forward to one of Shrewsbury’s many modern bars in the evening.
Partnership opportunities in Shrewsbury

 

After supporting many of our Partners make the move, we know exactly how to make sure your relocation runs smoothly so you feel at home from the off. If you’re interested in a move or maybe living in one of these beautiful locations already, let’s talk. For more information on any of the above opportunities or questions please contact Liz McCuaig at liz.mccuaig@specsavers.com or register your interest here http://specsavers.avature.net/talentcommunity