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Meet the Team

We know how important a personal service is, so say hello to our team. We want you to feel confident that every member of our team will go the extra mile to give you the care you need.

Alistair Duff and Peter Telfer took over Urquharts in 2015, with an aim to nurture the business’ growth and the development of the team. Alistair studied Optometry straight from school and had worked in both independent and multinational practices, before making the decision to become joint owner of Urquharts with his business partner Peter. Peter has a Business and Marketing degree and has worked for international companies and as part of Entrepreneurial Scotland.

Alistair is Clinical Director at Urquharts and ensures that we can provide the very best clinical care available to our patients. He does extensive work with Optometry Scotland as an Independent Representative.

Peter is our Managing Director and is responsible for team and services development. He is passionate about the Ayrshire business community, chairs the Kilmarnock Business Association and sits on the Board of the Ayrshire Chamber.

Our Optometrists

Our team of Optometrists is made up of Alistair Duff, Fiona Black, Linda Dempsey, Neil Gray, Carol Semple, Lesley Smith, Andrew Mostyn, Nina Chisholm, Amy Strang & James Sansum. We also have Holly Leitch, our Pre-reg Optometrist. They are all experts in their field, each one specialising in cataract care, glaucoma monitoring, contact lenses and children’s eyecare. Alistair, Neil, Lesley, Carol and James are qualified diabetic screeners, and all the Optometrist team are qualified Independent Prescribers or are working towards their certificate.

Alistair Duff
Carol Semple
Neil Gray
Fiona Black
Linda Dempsey
Lesley Smith
Andrew Mostyn
Nina Chisholm
Amy Strang
James Sansum
Holly Leitch

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