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AOP Awards: What makes a winner?

A group of this year’s AOP Awards winners share insight into what qualities they believe are pivotal to their success

22 Jul 2019 by Emily McCormick

OT has spoken to a handful of this year’s AOP Award winners to find out what they think makes a winner.

“You need the commitment and drive to be the best you can be, as an individual, on a daily basis.”

“It’s this attitude that benefits those around you. In order to do this, you need to recognise your potential, but also your limitations so that you can continuously develop.”

Luke McRoy-Jones, Student of the Year

Luke McRoy-Jones
Luke McRoy-Jones at the AOP Awards 2019

“Embracing change”

“It’s about staying ahead of the game, having a multitude of ideas and limitless energy, and making every visit memorable for our clients.”

Sue Edwards, Dispensing Optician of the Year

“Be honest to yourself.”

“As a locum and freelance optometrist, you have the opportunity to work in the professional environments of your choosing. Does your present place of employment fill you with the professional satisfaction you need?”

Kris Cottier, Locum of the Year

Kris Cottier
Kris Cottier at the AOP Awards 2019

Having an amazing team of staff that believe in our company ethos and genuinely care for all our customers to deliver outstanding service.

Dipesh Chhatralia, Parker & Hammond Opticians, Optical Team of the Year

“Second Sight never loses sight of the fact that at the heart of every interaction we make is a human relationship.”

“We respect our local teams who work so hard tirelessly and roll up our sleeves to work alongside them – it is this ethos and essence of shared values and friendship that has brought our spectacular results.”

Rajula Karani for Second Sight, Charity of the Year

Due to high levels of interest, the deadline for nominations has been extended to 5pm on 31 July. For more information on the Awards, and to make a nomination, visit the AOP website.

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