Independent in spirit, mighty in ambition

If you’re interested in business ownership, whether through starting a franchise, succession planning or a joint venture that allows your independent store to thrive, talk to us today and see how we can help you grow.

You’ll be joining a growing network of independent-minded stores, all special and unique in their own way. If you share our passion for the independent optical business model, where care comes first and you’re with customers for life, then it’s time to get in touch.

Start a Franchise

Always wanted to run your own business? Leightons Franchise is the old school format, 100% owned by you. That means you get all the benefits of Leightons central support, buying power and marketing whilst keeping 100% of the profits. Find out more about Leightons Franchise business model.

Shared Ownership

Shared ownership, as the name suggests, is a model which Leightons have created to encourage optometrists and dispensing opticians to take a small step into business ownership, by providing the option to partner with Leightons in a business.

Shared ownership provides the mechanism and structure to buy into an already established business with a smaller initial investment. Less capital, less risk, plenty of reward!

Joint Venture

Maybe you’re a business owner who wants to create a stable retirement plan, or a sustainable business growth plan? If you’re looking to get your retirement plans on rails or seeking radical new ways to grow, you could benefit from a Joint Venture with Leightons.

Tap into nearly 90 years’ experience, increased buying power and a central support function with all the help you need in areas like finance, marketing, HR, training, development CET, IT and more. We can even help you create new revenue-generating services like Hearing Care.

You can keep your own brand, switch to ours, or combine the two names if we both agree there’s mutual benefit. Find out what some of our joint venture partners have to say.

Find a Safe Pair of Hands for Succession

When you’ve spent a lifetime building your business, you want to know that it’s going to be looked after by a safe pair of hands. Whether you’re selling your practice, building a succession plan, or even looking for new ways to grow, you’ll want a trusted partner who can help you build on what you’ve started.

Take a look at the Leightons Succession Plan. It’s a flexible way to plan for the future.