Leeds-based Bayfields Opticians acquires three new sites and targets further expansion

Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists has completed three acquisitions as the business expands throughout the country.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 4:09 pm
Updated Monday, 17th August 2020, 4:12 pm
Royston Bayfield

The Leeds-headquartered business has acquired Gohil and Grey in Leamington Spa, Pendleburys in Maidstone, and Cooper & Leatherbarrow in Barnard Castle, its first three deals since lockdown.

BGF-backed Bayfields started as a single site in 2004 and now employs more than 170 people across 20 sites.

Royston Bayfield, founder and CEO, said: “These three deals are significant in our overall expansion plans. Gohil and Grey expands our existing presence in Leamington Spa and following refurbishments, we now have a four test room site, which will be open for testing seven days a week and we will be introducing audiology in October.

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"Pendleburys will grow our reach into the South East by adding this high footfall, large site and 12 employees who we’re looking forward to welcoming to the team. Our Barnard Castle acquisition will be integrated into our existing practice there and we look forward to continuing to build on our local reputation.”

Bayfields is targeting having 40 sites thoughout the country.