|Industry||Ophthalmic & dispensing opticians|
|Predecessors||Clement Clarke Ltd.
Dollond & Aitchison Ltd.
|Headquarters||Nottingham, England, UK|
|Key people||Richard Burbridge, David Cartwright, John Edwards (directors) |
|Products||Spectacles, contact lenses|
|Revenue||£235.5m (2011) |
|Operating income||£17.7m (2011) |
|Profit||£13.1m (2011) |
|Owners||AB Acquisitions Holdings Ltd (Gibraltar) via Alliance Boots GmbH (Switzerland)|
|Employees||4,156 (average full-time equiv, 2011) |
|Parent||Boots Optical Investment Holdings Ltd|
|Subsidiaries||Boots Opticians Professional Services Ltd.|
The company first began trading in the British optical retail market in 1983 in Nottingham, before opening practices in Peterborough, Leeds, Mansfield, Luton and Derby in 1984. Boots Opticians Ltd. was formed in 1987, with the acquisition of Clement Clarke Ltd. and Curry and Paxton Ltd.
Boots Opticians, combined with old D&A, has now also become one of the biggest franchisers in the sector.
- Boots Opticians Professional Services Ltd, Directors' report and financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2011, approved 30 June 2011.
- Griffin, Jon (29 January 2009). "Boots takes over Dollond & Aitchison". The Birmingham Post. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
- "Boots Opticians to merge with Dollond & Aitchison". Alliance Boots. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2013.