The business is owned by Tony and Gill Marshall; We opened the practice in Cramlington in July 1992 and have been proud to see the business go from strength to strength. We have grown mostly through the recommendations of our happy customers and we are grateful to have such a loyal following. Some of our customers have been with us from the day we opened. We have created a practice and brought together a team that we are very proud of, we began with three staff and now there are 15 of us. So many people comment on how good it is to see familiar faces and we love that our team offers that feeling of consistency, familiarity and of course great knowledge.
Gill graduated from The University of Aston in Birmingham in 1983 then worked in Newcastle General Hospital and independent practices locally before starting up in practice with Tony in Cramlington in 1992.
Gill has been actively involved with local professional associations and is currently the Lead for Children’s Vision Screening Services North of Tyne.
Gill enjoys playing tennis and loves singing and she is currently 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 The University of Aston in Birmingham in 1981 before returning to the North-East where he worked in Whitley Bay before starting up in practice with Gill in Cramlington in 1992. He has been an active member of numerous committees locally having been Secretary and Chairman of the local branch 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 maybe not as active as he used to be, he is still managing to play as much golf and tennis as possible. If you’re a keen golfer, why not compare notes with him on the great golf courses you’ve played!