Specsavers opens 900th practice

The practice was opened by Dame Mary Perkins and Edith Bowman

Specsavers 900th practice

Specsavers’ latest practice opening in Dalgety Bay, Scotland was its 900th in the UK and Ireland, which has been achieved two years after it opened its 800th practice.

The practice was opened by co-founder of Specsavers, Dame Mary Perkins, and radio DJ, Edith Bowman, on 2 November. The multiple plans to open a further 50 practices in 2020.

Speaking about the opening, Ms Perkins said: “When we opened our first Specsavers store in Bristol in 1984 it was impossible to imagine that we would one day be opening our 900th. Together with our partners, we are totally committed to providing people with the best value healthcare and making a positive difference to the lives of everybody. We look forward to welcoming more customers in the years ahead.”

The new practice is led by optometrist directors Grace and Andrew Hepburn, who also own Specsavers in Dunfermline, and dispensing optician director Natalie Stewart-Murphy.

Ms Hepburn said: “This is a really proud moment for us. Dunfermline was Specsavers’ ninth store in the UK, so to be opening the 900th store is fantastic. Andrew, Natalie and I are delighted to be part of such a strong brand and the support we have received from the Specsavers team has been incredible.”