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Scrivens appoints its first commercial director

Company ‘focusing on growth’ with appointment of Adrian Ellis

Scrivens appoints its first commercial director

Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care has appointed its first commercial director as the company looks to expand.

Adrian Ellis (pictured centre) joins Scrivens and returns to the sector, having spent the last couple of years as managing director of the scholastic stationery manufacturer Helix, famed for its Oxford Maths Sets.

At Scrivens, Mr Ellis will work with the operations and frontline teams to further enhance the company’s customer offering in terms of product, infrastructure and service.

Mr Ellis said: “A vast proportion of my career has been in optics, either as a dispensing optician or as a supplier, so I’m delighted to be given this opportunity, especially as I have a long history of working with Scrivens.”

He added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining the family firm, which continues to grow from its original roots 77 years ago into a national retailer located on High Streets up and down the country. I look forward to working with the team to shape the business for the next 77 years.”

Scrivens was founded by Solomon Scriven in 1938 and has 178 stores in England and Wales – and 1000 employees.

The founder’s grandchildren, Mark Georgevic and Nicholas Georgevic (pictured left and right) are directors today.

Scrivens chairman and director, Nicholas Georgevic, said: “We are delighted to have someone of Adrian’s calibre join the Scrivens family. Adrian’s key responsibility will be to drive change and ensure that we continue to grow and adapt to the changing needs of today’s and tomorrow’s consumer.”