By Ball & Gatehouse on 13/10/17

Friday 29 th September saw us celebrate our 2 nd birthday with an instore open day! With weeks of planning, organising and arranging going into the event it certainly paid off when so many of you came in to see us on the day. We had, Duncan, a representative from one of our favourite frame suppliers ‘The Eyewear Company' on hand to chat to those attending about the fabulous frames he had brought to showcase. As well as displaying over 100 of Duncan’s frames in the shop on th...   Read More

NEW 241 Offer

By on 21/09/17

Calling all spectacle wearers, we have a new 2 for 1 offer on in store and you won’t want to miss it! We are working with Hoya to deliver you a brilliant instore multi-pair spectacle offer so you can wear spectacle lenses to suit all your lifestyle needs. You don’t wear the same pair of shoes for all your activities so why should your specs be any different!? One pair is simply never enough. So here’s how it works; you spend at least £60 on a frame to qual...   Read More

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

By on 04/08/17

So after the success of our previous open day, we here at Ball & Gatehouse have been VERY busy planning and arranging our next one! The date will be confirmed in the next few weeks so keep an eye out for our big announcement! Anyone who came last time will remember we had brand new frame ranges being showcased including not to be missed discounts and lens offers. Not to get complacent, this time we have felt the need to make our open day even bigger and better! We are sure you...   Read More

Olivers10K run

By Admin on 29/06/17

On Sunday 18 th June our optician, Oliver Gatehouse, ran the Port Sunlight 10k to help raise money for Diabetes UK. He has spent the last few weeks in training for the big event and all his hard work certainly paid off when he finished with an overall time of 52 minutes and 27 seconds – That’s quicker than the time it takes to complete 2 eyes tests! Of course there for support were his two biggest fans, his children Isla& Cam.Along with Nicola his w...   Read More

Nicola and Lauren spent Sunday at the eXcel centre in London

By Admin on 13/02/17

This weekend Nicola and Lauren spent Sunday at the eXcel centre in London at 100% Optical in London (The UK’s largest optical exhibition) buying in new frames for the store!  They spent the day meeting our current suppliers and looking at new ranges getting ideas for our upcoming spring collections. In between meetings with suppliers the girls found time to squeeze in a catwalk show, a glass of prosecco and a makeover with a Max Factor make-up artist who was there p...   Read More

Training project for Vision Aid Overseas in Zambia in Africa

By Admin on 18/12/15

In October this year, our Optician, Peter Ball visited Zambia in Africa as part of a training project for Vision Aid Overseas. Peter and his colleague Neil were responsible for the last leg of training for 12 practitioners - 8 of whom were from local charity Orbis – and they were all learning how to test eyes. See more about the work Orbis do here: http://gbr.orbis.org/?gclid=CPKcptfH39ACFeqT7QodldAAcg The 12 trainees were from health care back grounds, already working as o...   Read More