The business is owned by Tony and Gill Marshall. We opened in Cramlington in July 1992 and have been proud to see the business go from strength to strength. Most of our growth is down to recommendations from happy customers and we’re extremely grateful for our loyal following. Some of our customers have been with us from the day we opened.
We’ve created a team in the Practice that we’re very proud of; we began with three staff and now there are fifteen. Many people comment on how good it is to see familiar faces, and we love that our team provides a feeling of consistency, familiarity and of course, great knowledge.
Gill graduated from Aston University in 1983. She then worked in Newcastle General Hospital and several local independent practices before starting a practice with Tony in 1992.
Gill is involved with local professional associations, currently Leading the Children’s Vision Screening Services North of Tyne.
Gill enjoys playing tennis and loves singing, also a member of two choirs performing regularly at the Sage and other local venues. She tries hard to refrain from singing while she works…. although she does love to have a good chat!
Tony graduated from Aston University in 1981 before returning to the North-East. He worked in Whitley Bay before starting up in practice with Gill in Cramlington in 1992. He’s been an active member of many local committees; Secretary and Chairman of the Association of Optometrists, the North-East Contact Lens Society and Northumberland Local Optical Committee. He is still a committee member of North of Tyne Local Optical Committee.
Tony is a very keen sportsman and although not as active as he used to be he still plays golf and tennis whenever possible. If you’re a keen golfer, why not compare notes with him on the great golf courses you’ve played!