Welsh Coastline, Porthcawl

    Doug Perkins, business man (Maesybont, Plymouth Brethren, Specsavers) with a connection to Wales (Ammanford, West Wales)

    Doug Perkins

    Founder (with wife Mary) of the world's largest privately-owned opticians Specsavers. Graduated from Cardiff University and spent his early years as an optometrist working in nearby Llanelli and Carmarthen.
    Connection: A policeman's son Doug Perkins was born in Llanelli but lived on Wernddu road in Ammanford for many years.

    comment by:cymro
    The Perkins family are a well-known Plymouth Brethren family from the Maesybont area, near cross hands. Doug Perkins becomes the second millionaire member of Ammanford's Plymouth Brethren after their founder, William Herbert (1859-1937).