A GREENOCK store director has retired after nearly four decades of working in eye care including seven years in charge of an opticians in Greenock.
Lesley Brown, the retail partner at Specsavers in the Oak Mall, hands over the reins of the business to new store director and her daughter, Megan Brown, who joins existing partners Claire Kincaid and Jonathan Dry.
Lesley qualified as a dispensing optician in 1991, before eventually joining the Specsavers team in 2008. She worked across the business, including her role as a regional development manager looking after at the time, 64 stores across Scotland and training hundreds of optical assistants starting out in their career.
She joined the Greenock Specsavers team as a store director in 2015 and has overseen the store’s growth, including developing the team of now 40 staff, expanding the store and the launch of audiology services.
Lesley also led her team through the covid pandemic and lockdowns, keeping the store open to deliver triage care for any customers who needed access to emergency eyecare in Greenock town centre.
She said: “My time with the team at Specsavers Greenock has given me so many cherished memories. It’s been fantastic to see the store grow and the team here deliver incredible customer service to the generations of loyal customers they have in Inverclyde.
“I’d like to thank those very customers for their support and patronage over the years and it’s been fantastic to see how much the team and store has grown, even since 2015.
“I wish Claire, Jonathan and my daughter Megan all the best.”