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Nick Wallwork

Nick Wallwork

Optometrist

The genetic competitive streak is in full flow, particularly with cycling but able to give a decent show at squash, running and skiing amongst other sports. As well as work at the practice I am a part time lecturer at Liverpool University, hopefully helping to keep the next generation of orthoptists coming through. Sport, books, sport, socialising, sport, cinema, sport seems to be a fairly accurate summing up.

Andrew McGrail

Andrew McGrail

Optometrist

I joined the practice in 2016 having previously worked for an independent practice in Leyland, I enjoy the diversity the job brings but what truly makes it great is meeting all our patients and being able to help them. Outside of work I can predominantly be found on the golf course or watching Man City (I have an understanding wife), visiting new places is always a priority and I am enjoying life to the full with my wife Beth and our two incredibly mischievous cats, Pablo (after Zabaleta) and Sooty!

Ian Wallwork

Ian Wallwork

Optometrist

Now virtually fully retired but still having a background role in the business. That allows me to pursue my outside interests mainly involving sport of various types but particularly swimming and cycling, both of which are going slower despite my best efforts.  Cooking and travel are both fulfilling. Trying to go slowly through new places to understand them better is one of my priorities if time will allow. So much still to explore and learn, great

Tony McGrail

Tony McGrail

Dispensing Optician and Low Vision Practitioner

Man City are making me smile so much more now which is great and a welcome change to a near lifetime of frustration. Away from work I still enjoy keeping in touch with my old swimming GB team mates. I am managing to play a few rounds of golf, but more practice needed!

Nicky Benmayor

Nicky Benmayor

Dispensing Optician

Pilates, running and gym keeps me fit enough to spend time walking my lovely dogs. As a big dog lover, I make sure there are plenty of treats in the practice for all our canine visitors who love to come in with their owners.

Janet McGrail

Janet McGrail

Practice Manager

My job role is very varied and I very much like being part of a small team. It’s great now to be able to work alongside Tony and Andrew. Trying not to just talk work at home takes some control but baking and sewing helps me distance things.

Val Wallwork

Val Wallwork

General management

Now almost completely retired but still helping when required. Yoga, squash and cycling seems to take more time to recover from now but still enjoyed. Trying to keep up with our daughter’s itinerant lifestyle gives us lots of travel and new experiences and doesn’t look to be slowing down, unlike us!

Jackie Emberton

Jackie Emberton

Senior Receptionist

Feel as if part of the furniture now after working here numerous years My girls are growing up so quickly and the free time that I look forward to never seems to arrive, holidays seem even more of an escape than before. Spending time with friends and family are special.

Louise Barnes

Louise Barnes

Receptionist

I am the newest member to the team. Having worked in a school environment for several years, I am now having more adult conversations! I am really enjoying working here and the team and all the patients have given me a warm welcome, I couldn’t ask for much more. Outside of work I spend as much time as possible with my children and grandchildren and taking brisk walks with my little Scottie dog (Lucy Lou).