Wiltshire opticians Haine & Smith won Software Practice of the Year at the 2014 Optician Awards.

The prestigious award was presented to Haine & Smith partner Angela Davey and IT manager Thomas Pears at a black-tie dinner at London’s Hilton Park Lane on April 12.

Ms Davey said: “In our category we were up against four other excellent finalists including the Aston University Optometry Clinic, so it was a real surprise.”

The independent opticians has spent many months upgrading the patient management system used in its 19 practices and integrating the software with its head office in Pewsey.