Jasmine Smith, Newly-qualified Optometrist of the Year: “Winning an AOP Award has boosted patient numbers and loyalty through word of mouth, posters and local newspaper announcements. It has also enhanced my reputation within the wider optics community and improved my CV. I would encourage others dedicated to improving the future of optics to nominate themselves”
Lee Berbilion, Dispensing Optician of the Year: “Winning was a fantastic 'pat on the back' and a real buzz, especially when taking into account the quality of the others on the shortlist.
“I couldn't have done it without the help of my team and patients.”
Victa, Charity of the Year: “Organisations should consider nominating themselves for the AOP Awards 2019 because they’re worth it. It’s really not an ego thing, it shows that good communications matter.
“Winning an award is a team effort, and being part of that winning team will give your staff something to be proud of. The passion that we have in our business made the entire process enjoyable yet challenging as we justified our entitlement. Taking time to look at what you have achieved in your business can make you feel proud and motivated for the future.”
Nominations for the AOP Awards 2019 are now open. For more information, visit www.aop.org.uk/awards