‘Optical Express expands to create 300 new jobs’

Press Article from The Herald

Optical Express, the eye clinic chain run by David Moulsdale, the Scottish entrepreneur, is to create 300 new jobs as it continues to expand, bucking the economic trend.

Some 200 of those posts will be created in a new call centre that opened in Glasgow in November last year.

The centre in West George Street replaces the small call-handling operation run from its headquarters in Cumbernauld.

The company will create a further 100 jobs, including 24 in Scotland, through its continued practice expansion. Half of the 100 posts will support the optical side of the business in Europe while the rest, mainly in Britain, will be in dentistry, cosmetic surgery, orthopaedics and ophthalmology.

“It is not quite recession-proof but it is certainly more robust than other businesses in a recession.” Last month Optical Express tripled the size of one of its stores in Livingston.

It agreed to lease a new 3893 sq ft unit within Elements Square. Mr Moulsdale founded Optical Express in 1990.

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