Specsavers in Aberdeen recently held a dinner to celebrate the dedication and commitment of its staff.

Fifteen long-service staff of more than 10 years attended a special dinner at the No. 10 Bar and Restaurant in the heart of the west end of the city to commend their dedication.

The event brought together 15 current staff and past director David Quigley, who served at the store for 25 years. Together, the attendees have over 260 years of service shared between them.

The below table is the staff seen in the image from left to right, including Director Adam Fairley on the far left, then:

Dave Deans

Senior Lab Technician


Dave McGinty



Chau-Lin Ho

Dispensing Optician


Marie Anderson

Training and Development Manager


Darren Lorimer

Assistant General Manager


Sara Chenery

Office Manager


Laura Campbell



Lauren Park

Retail Manager


Mark Rankin



Patricia Whittet

Call centre


Ian McLellan

Audiologist director


Scott Forsyth

Laboratory Manager


Julie Watt



David Quigley

Previous Director


Irene Will



One to note is Sara Chenery, who is an unwavering stalwart of the store, having just celebrated her 25th year. Sara’s legacy has become generational, with her daughter Elle working with the store for five years during her school and university years, is now a trainee solicitor, whilst Sara’s son Keane is a trainee audiologist with the store.

Sara went on to say: ‘I am truly honoured to be a part of the Specsavers family. The last 25 years have been an amazing journey and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities and support I have received from my very first day here. I’m sure there will be many more.

‘I would recommend any young person reach out to see if there is a role at Specsavers where they can be nurtured into lasting and satisfying careers.’

The store has also treated Sara to a weekend away at the five-star Gleneagles Hotel to unwind after her wedding this summer.

David McGinty, Ophthalmic Director at Specsavers Aberdeen, says: ‘Our store and Specsavers at large, pride ourselves on the extensive career opportunities and the rewarding workplace culture that we have curated over the last 30 years.

‘All of us here are proud of our work which improves the quality of life for people all across the city. I have no doubt that many of my colleagues will be able to say the same in another 25 years.’

Specsavers offers a variety of career opportunities, and the Aberdeen store is committed to the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee that aims to connect every 14–24-year-old in Scotland to an opportunity.

To find out if there is an opportunity for you to join their team, whatever your experience, call 01566 771888 or email uk.recruitment@specsavers.com

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