Welcome to this latest edition of The Church Street Chronicle. The last edition has been a great source of conversation in recent weeks, and thank you to the many readers who have commented on the last edition, I’m pleased to know that so many of you are enjoying reading our monthly updates from C&R! And please remember that you are more than welcome to share your copy of the newsletter with friends and relatives.
Happily this past month or so has passed without too much incident but as usual there’s been lots happening at C&R. Perhaps our biggest achievement last month was the launch of our brand new website! Our previous one had served us well for the past 5 years but it was time to freshen things up and bring it up-to-date to reflect our new brand identity and of course to reflect the changes to the practice in recent years. We must say a big thank you to our lovely clients Kath Godlington, Marie-Anne Beere, Dr John Wilson, Joy Turner, Kate Davidson, and Patricia Matthews who gave up their time to help us record new client testimonial videos for our relaunched website. I should also mention Tracy who very kindly offered to record a testimonial but was unwell on the day (hope you’re feeling better now Tracy.) We closed the practice for the day to allow for the filming, and the team had a great time playing host to our distinguished guests. There was a great atmosphere in the practice (probably helped by the free flowing Prosecco!) and everybody had a very enjoyable day. Our videographer John Macedo was his usual calm and professional self, helping to put our guests at ease in front of the camera (myself included), so thank you John for making the whole experience as effortless as possible. The new videos are currently being edited and should be uploaded onto the new website by the end of October/early November.
As well as recording new videos for the website, September saw me heading off to Ghent in Belgium for a couple of days at the beginning of the month, and ended with me taking the entire C&R Team to Paris at the end of the month, with a conference in Liverpool and a day-trip to London being squeezed in between!
Regular readers will know that SILMO Paris, which is the premier optical trade show in Europe, brings together the world’s best and finest eyewear designers and manufacturers under one roof for four days every year to showcase the best of international eyewear. Given my recent experience in France, the pressure was on to make sure I didn’t put the team in danger or lose anyone along the way. I’m pleased to report that my role as a tour guide was successful, the trip passed without incident and I didn’t lose anyone over the three days! We met some amazing people, discovered new collections, and some very exciting new frames are being made just for you as we speak! New and exciting eyewear will be arriving before Christmas!