A Specsavers optical technician from Bodmin, Kellianne Hoskin, has been awarded the Arnold Sinclair prize by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.
The presentation was made at an awards ceremony at Apothecaries’ Hall in London on 19 October.
Ms Hoskin was awarded the prize for achieving the best performance in the year one written exam for the optical technicians’ diploma course.
Speaking about why she became an optical technician, Ms Hoskin said: “I started working at Specsavers Bodmin in 2009 as an optical assistant while I studied zoology at university.”
“The diversity of roles at the store made a career in optics really appealing and so after graduation I went back full-time. I’ve always had a fondness for maths and physics so working in the lab was a great fit for me,” she added.
The award was presented by the Master Spectacle Maker, Felicity Harding, who said she was delighted to present Ms Hoskin with her award.
“The annual presentation ceremony is a true highlight of our year and we are delighted to have awarded Kellianne, recognising her hard work,” she explained.
“Increasing skills and knowledge within optical professions is as important now as it ever was, and these qualifications open up a wide variety of career paths,” Ms Harding added.