Dispensing Opticians

Nick Black

CEO / Contact Lens and Low Vision Practitioner

Nicholas Black

Nick Black joined BBR Optometry in 2001 as a Dispensing Optician with Low Vision and Contact Lens specialties. Nick is also a Director who is engaged in all aspects of the practice and enjoys the variety of the different roles within BBR. Outside of BBR Nick is a member of the UK Vision Strategy England Implementation group and on the national low vision committee for his professional body. Nick, a third generation optician, wishes that all people were lucky enough to love what they do, like he does.

Beyond BBR, Nick is a keen tennis player and is currently renovating an old cottage. A cottage that is older than any white settler building in his native New Zealand.

Ruth Kettel

Dispensing Optician

Ruth Kettel

Ruth is the longest-serving member of staff, having joined PB and AM Bishop in 1984. She enjoys the daily challenges of helping patients find the right solutions for all their optical needs, ensuring comfort and cosmetic satisfaction as well as excellent visual performance. Ruth has recently been made an Associate Director at BBR Optometry, recognising her role in liaising between Directors, staff and patients.

Outside of work, Ruth is very involved in voluntary work, and has undertaken many fundraising events, including sponsored cycle challenges in the UK and abroad. She is always grateful for the many patients who support these efforts, asking 'What silly thing have you let yourself in for THIS year?'

Magda Peppa

Dispensing Optician

Magda Peppa

Magda joined BBR Optometry in December 2014 as a Qualified Dispensing Optician (DO). She completed her undergraduate studies in Optics and Optometry at I.R.S.O.O. (the Research Institute of Studies in Optics and Optometry) in Vinci, Italy in 2003. In addition, she completed one year of studies at the sector of Medium executives of enterprises in Management & Finance. She previously worked as a DO-Optometrist in Greece and is fluent in Greek, English and Italian.

Magda's main interest is the best treatment of her patients and the satisfaction that she feels when she is able to effectively help with specific problems. Her future plan is to continue her education and follow further postgraduate studies in her professional field so that she can continue to expand her knowledge.

When not working, Magda spends her spare time with her family and children. She loves travelling, particularly to the Greek islands, and she is a keen skier and
water sports enthusiast.

Daniel Read

Practice Manager / Dispensing Optician

Daniel Read

Daniel Read joined BBR Optometry in 2015 as the new practice manager. He is a qualified Dispensing Optician who has spent the previous 17 years working for an independent group of opticians in Gloucestershire. Daniel strives to offer both patients and staff the best support possible – an ethos which is a great fit with BBR.

Outside of work Daniel enjoys spending time with his two children, cooking and discovering ever more obscure works of Eastern European literature to read.

Emily Davies

Trainee Dispensing Optician

Emily Davies

Emily joined the practice in October 2011 as a sales associate and receptionist. Emily has undertaken a variety of professional qualifications to further her career at BBR – she completed the Spectacle Maker's Optical Assistant course in 2014 and began a Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing, through ABDO (Association British Dispensing Opticians) and Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, in September 2015. In her spare time Emily likes to bake and is a keen photographer.