What a Marvellous March for our Saddleworth and Meltham Opticians practices
We are just starting to recover from what can only be described as a “Marvellous March”. The month began with the Federation of Small Business (FSB), Awards Regional Finals in York (as seen above), during which we were named as the Yorkshire and Humberside “Scale-Up Business of the Year” following the opening of our second practice in Greenfield in Saddleworth. Winning the regional finals means we now move on to the National FSB Awards and a sparkling UK Final in London on 23 May at Battersea’s Evolution. The trophy sits in pride of place, along with all our other awards.
British Best New Business “Arts and Entertainment Business of the Year”
We have to say we were particularly delighted with our next award. On Thursday 28th March we travelled down to Kensington in London as we had been shortlisted for the 2019 National Best New Business Arts and Entertainment Business of the Year, for our pioneering work in the field of musicians eyecare. Sheryl, Director and co-founder of Allegro Optical has been a qualified Dispensing Optician for over 20 years and was the first person in the UK to develop an optical solution for musicians. This means that we are the only Opticians registered with the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM). A unique achievement across the UK and the world. We were almost too afraid to hope to win anything having scooped the FSB award a few weeks earlier. We were very delighted when we won this too. Another trophy was added to the awards shelf.
Dispensing Optician of the Year 2019
With two trophies already on the Allegro Optical mantlepiece this month, we travelled to Birmingham on Saturday for the prestigious Optician Awards, crossing our fingers but trying to keep our feet firmly on the ground. The Optician Awards recognises optical professionals who fill a need in the community. By delivering excellent healthcare and demonstrating a wide knowledge of the latest lens designs. From the most durable and lightweight lens materials, cutting edge lens coatings and advanced vision examination technologies.
Allegro Optical were finalists in two categories. We managed a hat trick as Managing Director and Dispensing Optician Sheryl Doe was awarded one of our industry’s greatest accolades. Sheryl was presented with the ‘National Dispensing Optician of the Year 2019’ award at the annual Optician Awards in the presence of over 500 fellow opticians from across the UK.
On receiving her award, Sheryl said: “We were really surprised, but thrilled to have won all these awards. It’s very encouraging for all the members of the Allegro Optical team. This award acknowledges the high standard of service we strive to provide every client with.”
What’s different at Allegro Optical
Shunning the stereotypical mass produced “designer” eyewear, Allegro Optical offers a wide choice of frame styles with brands from the UK, Handmade frames and individual designs including those using natural materials such as wood, bamboo and hemp. With individual colour consultations and frame styling appointments with a speciality highly experienced and professional team.
Clients of the practice are invited to regular Open Days. With Colour and Style events which are very popular and great fun! To book your appointment call Greenfield on 01457 353100 or Meltham on 01484 907090 . Experience award-winning eye care from the country’s leading dispensing optician and optical team