Meet The Team

SMC(Tech) and Owner

Tim Sibley

Tim is the owner, technician and resident sports eyewear expert.

“I started in optics over 40 years ago and became a fully qualified optical technician four years later. Having spent the last 15 years as the Production Director of a successful lab that provided Opticians with the end product, I decided I could use my knowledge and expertise to offer a more realistically priced place to buy glasses, so decided it was time to open my own opticians. I love skiing and cycling and am always on the lookout for the latest eyewear technology to assist me with my hobbies”


Andrew Willcox

Andy has been with us for over 13 years. As a proud father and motorcyclist, he understands a thing or two about robust glasses!

“I was with a major optician for four years but grew tired of the way I had to hurry from one person to the next. I always enjoy my time with the patients I see and decided to work for The Specs Factory after I bought my own glasses from here and was impressed by the service I received. While I like the fact that in my position I can save people money it all means nothing if you can’t find the look you’re after. I love that everyone is different and love to help you find the right glasses, as long as you don’t mind an honest opinion.”

Optical Assistant

Samantha Thornhill

Sammy loves designer labels and loves glasses that look a little different.

“I have always worked in retail, often in fashion, but fancied a change that still meant I could work with people. My opinion almost always differs from the guys when it comes to what looks best on people. I love personal service and really do aim to treat others as I want to be treated myself. I have infinite patience because I know how important it is to find the right look, as well as how difficult it can be.”