Gill Opticians is a 45 year old Independent opticians offering exceptional eyecare, Luxury frames and sunglasses with premium Carl Zeiss lenses. Our philosophy ‘We Look Deeper, You Look Sharper’ resonates from the minute you walk through the door of our boutique practice.
Since forming Gill Opticians Ltd Jamie has put his own stamp on the practice and is driving forward with innovation, exclusive products and leading the way for patient care for independent opticians. Jamie’s goal is to double Gill’s client base in the next 5 years while maintaining the excellent eyecare, service and quality of frames that are the foundation of the practice.
On the back of winning Independent Opticians Of The Year 2019 we decided to enter into the national SFA awards. This is the highest accolade for small to medium businesses. So with our customer sentiment being as good as it has ever been it seemed like a good time to apply. The Small Firms Association hold a competition each year to acknowledge SMAs hard work through innovation, customer service, staff wellness and other categories. In total some 600 business applied to win this prestigious award but there can only be one winner chosen in each of the nine categories. The category that we were selected for was Outstanding Small Business Of The Year.
The following 6 months of SFA program was an intense focusing of what Gill Opticians ‘Is’ and visualising where we are going to in the future. The SFA events we partook in included a weekend of conferences and lectures in a hotel, a conference in Dublin city and a showcase of Gill Opticians at the annual business connect conference in the Aviva Stadium.
The ceremony to award of the winners was to take place in a blacktie event in the RDS centre in Ballsbridge. Unfortunately for everyone involved the event was called off due to the outbreak of Covid 19.
With the newspapers already printed for the following day we were told to check the Irish Independent newspaper to see if we had won.
For more information on this award and how we won please click this link.
In 2019 we received correspondence from the Oceanic Awards saying that we had been nominated as one of ten Optical practices in the running for the title of Independent Opticians Of The Year. We were delighted, shocked and excited by the great news. We attended a blacktie ball where the winner of each category would be announced. The day arrived and as we all sat nervously listening to the winners of each category being named, and then without warning it was the announcement that we had all been waiting for. “The winner of the 2019 Independent Opticians Of The Year is…..Gill Opticians.We all looked at each other with expressions of disbelief and took to the stage to make our unrehearsed acceptance speech.