Management, patrons and ambassadors

Dame Mary Perkins DBE

Dame Mary Perkins DBE

Dame Mary Perkins DBE is co-founder of the Specsavers chain of opticians. She and her husband Doug first established the business in their spare room on a table-tennis table. Their aim was to offer a wide range of glasses at affordable prices. In 2008, Dame Mary opened the company's 1,000th branch, and by 2011 Specsavers was employing more than 26,000 people.

Mary was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2007. You can find out more about Specsavers at

This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site you agree to these cookies being set. To find out more see our  cookies policy

OK, hide this message