The 2018 Optician Awards ceremony took place on Saturday the 14th of April in the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Sue Edwards from Martin Smith Opticians won Dispensing Optician of the Year.
Sue completed the ABDO Dispensing course in 1996 and was recently featured in the Dispensing Optics magazine.
Sue Edwards, like many people, didn’t start out in optics. She says, “I qualified with a degree in management sciences. I started my career in marketing for a finance company in London then moved into PR for national construction company in Lincoln. I didn’t know then was what a great training that would be for my current career. I loved the organizations I worked for, and enjoyed chatting with people, and my passion was something I took with me when I moved into optics.” Sue’s move came about when recession hit the construction industry. She says, “My then father-in-law had four practices, and invited me to join him. I knew nothing about optics at that stage beyond my own experiences of being a spectacle wearer from the age of 4.”
Sue joined Martin Smith Opticians in 2004 and has been the practice manager for the last 3 years.
You can read the full article in December’s Dispensing Optics.