It's all change at Norville Opticians as Barry hands over the reins (or should that be 'frames'?)

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By undertheedge | Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 20:32

It was "all change" this month as Norville Opticians with practices across South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire moved a number of dispensing managers between practices in anticipation of the retirement of Barry Stygall from Thornbury.

Barry has been with Norville Opticians for more than 30 years and has managed its Thornbury practice for around half of them. He has been replaced by Daniel Read who managed the practice in Bishops Cleeve.

Barry said: "Across my career I have worked for just two companies and I reckon that in that time I have dispensed about 100,000 pairs of spectacles. Not bad eh?"

Daniel Read has been replaced at Bishops Cleeve by Bernie Lahiffe who joined Norville Opticians in 1995 as a receptionist. Since then she has been studying hard and last year she qualified as a Dispensing Optician. Bernie was manager of the Norville Opticians practice in the Charlton Kings area of Cheltenham.

In turn, Bernie is replaced by Sandra Wellfair who also started out as a receptionist when she joined the company ten years ago. Until now she has been a Dispensing Optician in the Gloucester practice having also qualified last year. The move to Charlton Kings is her first managerial position.

Norville Opticians Managing Director Adrian Street said: "Unless he wins the lottery Barry won't actually be retiring until November and until then we hope he will wind down gently by providing backup around the company. We wish Barry the very best of luck as well as Daniel, Bernie and Sandra in their new posts."



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    No problem, I will have to pop in some time to say hello. :-)
    Good luck.

    By Trucks79 at 17:08 on 30/01/12

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    Thankyou for that Trucks79. I shall certainly try to continue to provide the excellent service that Barry has given for many years. I look forward to meeting all the clients that have developed a relationship with him over the years and hopefully to see people that are new to Norvilles in Thornbury as well.

    By Daniel_Read at 09:17 on 30/01/12

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    I am sure the good people of Thornbury will welcome him with open arms and that the new Manager will continue the great work that Barry has done in order to provide the local people with a great opticians.

    By Trucks79 at 10:11 on 29/01/12

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