Mr Phil Sherlock FBDO
Phil qualified from Bradford & Ilkley College in 1993 and after spending his pre-reg year working for Boots Opticians in Blackpool, Preston and Southport, went on to become the practice manager at the Blackpool branch. He joined G R Hardwick in 1997 as practice manager.
He enjoys the fun and challenge of frame styling, having spent time with House of Colour and also at Silhouette's head office in Linz, Austria looking at how face shapes and colour can affect frame choice. He has also trained with Rodenstock and consequently is a specialist practitioner in the fitting of the Impression series of lenses - individualised progressive lenses.
In his spare time, he can be found playing all over the Fylde coast in brass bands, a hobby he has enjoyed for nearly 40 years!
Miss Julia Blundell FBDO
Julia joined the practice in 2006 after leaving college as a receptionist / clinical assistant. Following the departure of one of our Dispensing Opticians to Canada in 2008, she was offered the opportunity take a 3 year course in Ophthalmic Dispensing and has since worked through the level 6 GNVQ diploma to qualify as a Dispensing Optician.
Julia has grown up with Optics and has been key to the growth of both our practices in recent years. She is very competent with frame styling and has helped to co-ordinate several successful Silhouette styling events over the last few years.
In 2012, she completed the Preston Guild Marathon raising money for both Trinity Hospice & Dementia UK.