Specsavers has been named the 2013 Australian Retailer of the Year and the 2013 Australian Retail Employer of the Year at the Australian Retail Association’s annual Retail Awards Breakfast.
Derek Dyson General Manager Australasia and Global Retail Director at Specsavers Australia said he was very proud to accept the award on the company’s behalf.
“It is a great honour and we are very proud of our achievement. It is incredible to think that it is only five years since we opened our first store in Australia. Since then we have opened almost 300 stores, employed more than 3,000 people in Australia in our stores and Support Office, introduced a manufacturing base into Australia, enabled more than 500 Australians to go into business for themselves as Store Partners and are now market leaders for both eye tests and prescription eyewear,” he said.
Human Resources Director, Henriette Mancini, was thrilled to accept the 2013 Retail Employer of the Year Award on behalf of Specsavers. “… there is no better reward for the HR and Management Team and this industry award again reinforces that Specsavers is a great place to work”.
Specsavers Australia was up against competition from retail giants including Myer, Priceline Pharmacies, Jeans West and Pandora.