It was a big night for Meltham based Allegro Optical’s joint Managing Director Sheryl Doe when she won the National New Business, Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. The awards were presented at a gala dinner in the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, London on Friday 29th June. The awards winners were chosen by a distinguished panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and media. These awards were developed to raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising SME’s Nationally.
Allegro Optical are an opticians with a difference. The Meltham business caters for all optical clients, both private and NHS, but they also specialise in eye care for musicians. Sheryl said “I’m thrilled to win the award, and it is as much for Steve and the team as myself. Everyone within the business is very dedicated and it is thanks to their hard work that Allegro Optical has been so successful. We wanted to bring a change to musicians eyecare and with Allegro Optical we’re doing just that. Helping to extend a performers career.”
They have been so successful in their specialism that they are now working with musicians from some of the major international orchestras including The Dublin RTE Concert Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic and English National Opera. Thanks to word of mouth recommendations the team at Allegro Optical has already welcomed its 1,000th customer, just 15 months after opening in Station Street, Meltham.
Stephen Tighe is the Co-Founder and Financial Director of of Allegro Optical, the leading musicians opticians globally. In addition to Allegro Optical, Stephen has founded three prior companies of which all have been very successful. Stephen said “ We knew there was a market for musician’s eye care but we had no idea of the demand. We really have been very lucky and the number of musicians coming to us on referral from colleagues is very encouraging.”

The team were also runners up for the “National New Business, Service Excellence Award”. Sheryl said “ Customer service is very important to us and we pride ourselves on providing everyone with first class individual attention. These accolades come thanks to a team effort. From Optometrists, Claire Wightman, Sara Ackroyd and Stephen Haigh and fellow dispensing optician and Sheryl’s daughter Abigayle along with support staff, Managing Director Stephen Tighe, Josie Dawson, Xanthe Doe, Jill Barrowclough, Sean Tighe and Niamh Curran. The award is a real team effort and we always acknowledge the team and we like to acknowledge all their hard work.”
Allegro Optical in Meltham are currently offering a free sight test for all during July. CALL 01484 907090 TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY.


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For further information, please contact Sheryl Doe at Allegro Optical, 1-3 Station Street, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5NX Telephone 01484 907090 or Mobile 07940 842854

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Allegro Optical is a new startup optician with a difference. Unlike many of the large optical chain stores, our business is mostly staffed by people over 40 years of age. By employing older staff we have a wealth of experience to call on. We feel it is this wide experience which gives our clients a first-class experience and it also means that our staff can empathise and often understand from their own experience, the varied eye conditions we frequently see.

Our target client is the older person who feels rushed or sometimes overwhelmed when using one of a large number of optical chains out there. We offer a more personal and less pressurised environment to the "big boys".

As far as we know we are the only opticians in the world to specialise in helping older musicians with their vision and we have a range of lenses that we have developed especially for the older musician. We have been lucky enough to have clients travel from all over the world to use our service and we have been successful in both enhancing and extending our clients playing and performing careers.