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Stroud opticians celebrate ahead of relocation


THERE’S been cause to celebrate at a Stroud opticians as they marked three decades of business, ahead of an exciting relocation next month.

Back in 1993, Specsavers on King Street first opened its doors to customers. Fast forward to 2023 and the 25-strong team came together to celebrate the big birthday milestone with a party day in store. A fitting send off before the store heads to its new home in the Five Valleys Shopping Centre, a move which will see an additional five new jobs created. 

Complete with the requisite balloons and cake, customers also joined in the fun. The team is passionate about providing the very best optical and audiology care to the community, and it’s thanks to its loyal customers that the store has been able to thrive.

‘Thirty years is a fantastic birthday to be celebrating,’ says store director at Specsavers Stroud, Cobi Williams. ‘We’re proud that we’ve been a staple in the town for so long and it was great to mark the occasion in store. It’s a particularly exciting time as we’re set to relocate to a brand new store next month.

‘Five Valleys is a fantastic location for us and we’re all really looking forward to the move. We’ve invested in a second optical coherence tomography (OCT) machine and seven testing rooms will also see capacity increase. We can’t wait to welcome people through the doors and kick start our fourth decade of helping the local community with all the eye and ear care needs.’

The new store will open on Monday 2 October at 8.30am and then be open Monday – Saturday, 8.30am to 5pm and 9.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday. You can book an appointment by calling 01453 766601 or heading to www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/stroud

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