National New Business, Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Winners
It was a big night for us at Allegro Optical when our joint Managing Director Sheryl Doe won the National New Business, Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. The awards were presented at a gala dinner in the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, London on Friday 29th June. The awards winners were chosen by a distinguished panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and media. These awards were developed to raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising SME’s Nationally.
Allegro Optical are opticians with a difference, while we cater for all optical clients, both private and NHS. We also specialise in eye care for musicians and it is this which helped win the award. Sheryl said “I’m thrilled to win the award, and it is as much for Steve and the team as myself. Everyone in the business is very dedicated and it is thanks to their hard work that Allegro Optical has been so successful. We wanted to bring a change to musicians eyecare and with Allegro Optical we’re doing just that. Helping to extend a performers career.”
A Clef-er solution
They have been so successful in their specialism that they are now working with musicians from some of the major international orchestras. Including The Dublin RTE Concert Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic and English National Opera. Thanks to word of mouth recommendations the team at Allegro Optical has already welcomed its 1,000th customer, just 15 months after opening in Station Street, Meltham.
Stephen Tighe is the Co-Founder and Financial Director of Allegro Optical, the leading musicians’ opticians globally. In addition to Allegro Optical, Stephen has founded three prior companies of which all have been very successful. Stephen said “ We knew there was a market for musician’s eye care but we had no idea of the demand. We really have been very lucky and the number of musicians coming to us on referral from colleagues is very encouraging.”
Service Excellence Award
We were also runners-up for the “National New Business, Service Excellence Award”. Sheryl said “ Customer service is very important to us and we pride ourselves on providing everyone with first-class individual attention. These accolades come thanks to a team effort. From Optometrists, Claire Wightman, Sara Ackroyd and Stephen Haigh. To fellow dispensing optician and Sheryl’s daughter Abigayle. Along with support staff, Managing Director Stephen Tighe, Josie Dawson, Xanthe Doe, Jill Barrowclough, Sean Tighe and Niamh Curran. The award is a real team effort and we always acknowledge the team and we like to acknowledge all their hard work.”
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