Macclesfield optician in the frame for top industry award

OPTICIANS are raising their glasses after a colleague was shortlisted for a prestigious industry accolade.

Nicola Hughes, from Specsavers Macclesfield, situated in The Grosvenor Shopping Centre, is in the running for the Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year award, one of the most fiercely contested categories at this year’s Optician Awards.

The awards recognise excellence across a range of categories, attracting the UK’s most talented opticians, teams and companies. The Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year award focusses on how a customer’s contact lens journey is supported. It also recognises the level of knowledge, expertise and innovative ways used to promote contact lens wear to a wide range of customers, as well as the ongoing commitment to growing the contact lens service, while continuing to deliver service excellence.

Nicola Hughes, Specsavers Macclesfield contact lens practitioner, says:

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted and am extremely proud and quite humbled. I certainly wouldn’t be in this position without the support of my fantastic team”

The winners will be announced and presented with trophies at a glittering black-tie dinner and celebration at The Hilton, Park Lane, London on the 6 December 2023.

Specsavers Macclesfield ophthalmic director Dan Willians, says:

“We’re delighted that Nicola has been shortlisted for such a highly regarded award. It’s testament to how hard she works to continually offer our customers the very best in eye care. Thanks to Nicola, we believe our contact lens service is second to none.

‘We can’t wait to attend the ceremony in London in December. Whatever happens on the night, it will be a great opportunity to celebrate the contributions Nicola and her team have made to achieve this nomination. ”

For more information or to book a sight or hearing test, call Specsavers Macclesfield on 01625 501111 or go to

Published On: 6 November 2023