Scrivens appoints national hearing sales manager

Newly created role to aid expansion of hearing care division

Scrivens appoints national hearing sales manager
Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care aims to further expand the growth of its hearing care division by appointing a national hearing sales manager.

David Obbard has been appointed to the newly created role having built an excellent reputation in the hearing profession from his years building the David Ormerod Hearing Centre business and brand, and latterly the expansion of Boots Hearing Care.

In his new role, Mr Obbard will help Scrivens further extend its hearing care services through organic growth and acquisition, according to the company. Focusing on the strategy, he will also have a major influence on recruitment and overall service delivery.

Mr Obbard said: “Scrivens is a major player in the hearing care profession and is extremely well respected. The fact it’s a family business holds great appeal for me as I enjoy the flexibility, along with the ability to focus on real customer values, that independent family businesses can offer and actively encourage.” 

He added: “With both an established private and NHS hearing care service in more than 450 locations across the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to further build the Scrivens brand nationally.”

Scrivens has been offering hearing care in its branches since the 1950s and has consistently campaigned for better, more accessible NHS hearing services for almost as long.

Mark Georgevic, legal director and grandson of the company founder, Solomon Scriven, said: “We are delighted to have David join the Scrivens senior management team. He brings a wealth of hearing care expertise from both a family-owned and corporate business perspective. 

“We have a sound infrastructure in place and have built a solid profitable hearing business. However, we believe there is real opportunity for further growth and that David is the right person to take Scrivens forward.”

Pictured from left is Mr Georgevic with professional services director Jeet Saimbi and Mr Obbard.