Meet the team of passionate professionals who’ll be caring for you at Bowen Opticians
A friendly face is always nice when you visit the opticians isn’t it? A familiar friendly face is even better though. For that reason, we have put together a bio for each member of our team so you know who to look out for next time you visit.
Fiona Bromfield – Company Director and Optometrist.
Fiona qualified from the University of Bradford over 30 years ago and founded our practice in 1993. Her wealth of experience as an Optician has cemented her popularity and reputation in the community and as a result, she has built an unrivalled level of trust.
Fiona believes in tailoring each eye examination to the individual client and is unfailingly patient and thorough. She is able to put the most apprehensive patients at ease and has a particular knack with shy or reluctant youngsters. A characteristic she has been praised for on many occasions.
Her working relationship with Steph and the rest of the team is built on a foundation of excellent communication and this guarantees the perfect handover from Optician to dispenser, a factor that should not be underestimated in importance.
Fiona lives in Worle with her husband Roger and their Golden Retriever, Bailey.
Steph Swire – Dispensing Optician and Practice Manager.
Steph is Fiona’s daughter and has been involved in the practice since the age of 15, when she also obtained her very first optical qualification. Her career in optics has grown from strength to strength and she is now a registered Dispensing Optician and our beloved practice manager.
Steph has devoted much of her adult life to optics and as a result her knowledge of frames, lenses and specialist products is second to none. She is fanatical about achieving the perfect fit and this makes her popular with discerning clients of all ages. Her approach to dispensing is to make the experience fun! We firmly believe that choosing glasses should be a positive experience and Steph’s warm and approachable personality ensures that this is always the case.
Steph lives in Weston-super-Mare with her husband Dan and their French Bulldogs, George and Louis.
Kate Sykes – Customer Care Coordinator.
Kate’s number 1 priority is to ensure your experience here is incomparable; an easy task for such an unfailingly sunny personality. She is passionate about forming and maintaining strong relationships with clients and after 8 years with us she is a familiar face to many. She loves finding new ways to further build our reputation within our community with marketing projects, social media and campaigns. She is also great at offering honest advice on frame choice and can often be found glazing spectacles in our on-site lab.
Kate lives in Weston-super-Mare with her Husband, Toby and their baby boy, Arthur.
Maisie Martin – Optical Advisor
Maisie cut her teeth in optics at a well-known, multiple practice in Bath and although she enjoyed her time there, she was keen to progress to an independent practice where she could spend more time with the individual client and work with a larger variety of products.
Maisie has a great eye for detail and always offers truthful and considered advice. Maisie has worn corrective eyewear herself since childhood and is particularly enthusiastic about the latest styles in frames and anything to do with contact lenses! She has been a fantastic addition to the team and fits in perfectly with her nurturing and caring nature. Now she is here we can’t imagine life without her.
Maisie lives in Weston-super-Mare with her husband James, their baby daughter Beth and dogs, Frank and Paddy.
Alex Planterose – Optical Advisor
Alex is an Optical Advisor who excels in her role discussing frame and lens choices with clients. She is on hand to offer fashion advice and to attend to your every need before and after your eye examination. Keen to progress in her career, Alex is undergoing training to further her knowledge which is expanding by the moment!
Alex lives in Weston-super-Mare with her boyfriend, Jake