AN OPTICIANS in Bury has been granted an award for its outstanding commitment to employees.

Specsavers in Mill Gate Shopping Centre has achieved platinum employer status.

The award recognises the optician’s longstanding commitment to the wellbeing of staff and its work in inspiring the new generation professionals.

Dale Coxon, retail director at Specsavers Bury, said: “We count ourselves lucky to have people working here who have decades of experience under their belt.

“This award is down entirely to their expertise and dedication which has fostered a brilliant working environment in which new talent can really flourish.

“We are always looking at how we can improve as an employer and this is a fantastic reward for the team’s continued hard work and enthusiasm.”

Three members of the Bury team are fully registered optometrists, with most of them being trained in the store to meet the professional requirements expected.

The accreditation is measured by five indicators of the employee experience.These include talent management, recruitment and induction, and performance management and reward.