Search

New store opening in Gorleston celebrated with champagne and cake

PUBLISHED: 10:06 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:06 28 March 2018

Director Richard Pugh, Mayor Kerry Robinson Payne and Dame Mary Perkins cut the cake at the launch of the new Specsavers in Gorleston. Photo: Specsavers

Director Richard Pugh, Mayor Kerry Robinson Payne and Dame Mary Perkins cut the cake at the launch of the new Specsavers in Gorleston. Photo: Specsavers

Specsavers

The founder of the Specsavers brand was on “sight” to launch Gorleston’s new branch.

Dame Mary, Mayor Kerry Robinson Payne, Martin McCormack and Ali Ganiwalla at the opening of the new Specsavers in Gorleston. Photo: SpecsaversDame Mary, Mayor Kerry Robinson Payne, Martin McCormack and Ali Ganiwalla at the opening of the new Specsavers in Gorleston. Photo: Specsavers

Dame Mary Perkins travelled from Guernsey for the occasion to officially open the store.

She was helped by Great Yarmouth mayor Kerry Robinson Payne who dressed in green in tribute to the company’s colours.

Staff and customers enjoyed cake, and even the odd glass of champagne to celebrate.

Roxanne England, store manager, said: “The launch was amazing, and my team and I were on a real high.

“Local customers have already taken us to their hearts, and on behalf of the team I would like to thank them for putting their faith in us.

“We are delighted to be officially open and look forward to serving them in the future.”

The shop is opposite Gorleston library in the former photographic shop.

Specsavers is a partnership of nearly 2,000 locally-run businesses, said to be committed to delivering high quality, affordable optical and hearing care in the communities they serve.

Other News

Norfolk’s police chief has said he will make a case for more police officers on the street, but it would mean a rise in council tax.

A “dangerous” arsonist, who risked lives by setting fire to his home in Great Yarmouth, was jailed before for starting two fires at a previous address, a court heard.

Parents at a Norfolk academy have described their anger after finding out that if their children had missed a day at school they would not be able to take part in a non-uniform day.

14:40

Motorists are being advised that they could face delays this weekend as police prepare to transport an abnormal load.

Most Read

Parents at a Norfolk academy have described their anger after finding out that if their children had missed a day at school they would not be able to take part in a non-uniform day.

Read more

Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients.

Read more
NHS
Yesterday, 09:34

A 46-year-old shop assistant was racially abused by a customer in Great Yarmouth.

Read more

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”.

Read more
NHS
Mon, 18:00

School trips usually involve taking children to see one of Shakespeare’s great plays or visiting a historic museum.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 2°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy