Two Knaresborough businesses celebrated reaching remarkable milestones in their development this week.
Samantha Parker Optometrist, which opened in 2002, welcomed the 10,000th individual patient to its Market Place premises (return visits are not included in the tally) – with a bottle of champagne.
Just two doors along, on Castlegate, Aurum hair salon also served its 10,000 customer, even though it only opened in 2014.
Owner Sarah Stoff said: “We’ve had a truly amazing first year and I would like to thank all of our loyal customers for joining us on our exciting journey.
“We have managed to serve more than 10,000 customers which I think is some feat in just over a year and are all looking forward to becoming an even bigger part of the Knaresborough business community for many years to come.”
Samantha Parker, whose practice employs four people, added: “I’m absolutely thrilled. We’d been seeing the count go up and up, and we’ve finally made it. It’s very rewarding to be in business this long. It feels like a vindication of what we’re doing.”