Sudbury opticians shortlisted for national award in Birmingham

PUBLISHED: 16:13 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:13 28 February 2018

Jo Williams is pictured at Wardale Williams Opticians in Sudbury.

Jo Williams is pictured at Wardale Williams Opticians in Sudbury.


A Sudbury opticians has been shortlisted for a prestigious national prize at an awards ceremony which celebrates the industry.

Wardale Williams Opticians in Sudbury. Lesley Powell (left) and Amanda Skinner.Wardale Williams Opticians in Sudbury. Lesley Powell (left) and Amanda Skinner.

Wardale Williams, in Gainsborough Street, has been named as a finalist in the Family Practice of the Year category of the annual Optician Awards.

The awards have been running for more than 20 years and its black-tie ceremony is recognised as the annual highlight of the optical industry.

Wardale Williams and its sister company Observatory the Opticians also has practices in Ipswich, Haverhill, Beccles and Southwold in Suffolk, Halstead and Leigh-on Sea in Essex and Muswell Hill in north London.

Amanda Skinner, Sudbury practice manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised as one of the best family practices in the UK.

“We feel honoured and take a lot of satisfaction that our professionalism and dedication to providing excellent customer care is being recognised.

“Over the past four years both Wardale Williams and Observatory the Opticians have been successful in a number of categories at the Optician Awards, and we hope that trend continues when the winner of the Family Practice of the Year is announced in April.”

The Optical Awards will be held on Saturday, April 14, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.


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