Since we first launched Specsavers Audiology in Australia in 2017, our team has received a steady and growing stream of enquiries about our plans for audiology in the New Zealand market.
Our momentum in Australia, coupled with the success of our optometry business here, has created an assumption that we will also launch audiology in NZ. Whilst that has long been our goal, we have held back from directly engaging with interested audiologists until we were ready to present an offer which has been designed and built specifically around the needs of New Zealand customers and audiologists.
On that basis, I am writing to you today to provide a clear picture of when we can open a genuine discussion with you about our plans for Specsavers Audiology in New Zealand – and just how the business model will work to support audiologists who have business ownership ambitions.
I am very pleased to confirm that our team will be attending the NZAS Conference in Queenstown this week to begin 1:1 conversations with interested professionals.
We will be hosting a stand (Booth 6-7) and will be fully involved in supporting what looks to be a comprehensive program. We are looking forward to meeting as many of you there as possible over the three days of conference.
Between now and then, some in the market may tell you they have the inside track on how our business model works and what our rollout plans are. The reality is that we have spoken to no one to this point – our very first discussions will take place in Queenstown with you and your colleagues.
To lock in a 1:1 discussion at the conference, or if you cannot attend and would like to speak to us privately, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 337 899.
Executive Director and General Manager – Audiology
Specsavers Australia & New Zealand