The Duncan and Todd Group is one of the leading optical and hearing care specialists based in Scotland.
In operation for over 50 years, the Group encompasses over 40 retail branches, a multi-million pound ophthalmic lens laboratory as well as a corporate eyecare provision. Since 2018 the group has fully integrated audiology services into the business.
Our aim since day one has always been to provide accessible professional, quality eye and hearing care to local communities – irrespective of whether you reside in a city or rural location, with 43 practices across Scotland there will be one near you.
The group also operates the state-of-the-art laboratory, Caledonian Optical which based in Aberdeen provides lenses to all our optical branches, as well as over 200 clients across the UK.
Duncan and Todd Group also provides VDU, Safety and Driver eyecare solutions via Smart Employee Eyecare to help businesses across the UK and Ireland satisfy HSE legislation requirements.
The group headquarters and manufacturing laboratory relocate to new premises in Dyce, Aberdeen. Caledonian Optical tripled its capacity with a £1.5 million investment in the latest technology.
The Duncan and Todd group acquires The Spectacle Company, Gibson's Opticians Aberdeen, Eyewise, Banchory and Henderson's Opticians Thurso, creating new branches in Montrose, Thurso and Banchory, increasing the portfolio of branches to 44.
I C Andrew in Banff joins the Duncan and Todd Group, increasing the portfolio of branches to 42.
Duncan and Todd Group acquire 9 Black & Lizar branches, increasing their portfolio to 41 branches across Scotland
Hearing Care is introduced across the group, enhancing the range of services available
Caledonian Optical introduces a new MEI machine to its production line.
The Group's retail brands introduce an online booking function to their new websites.
20 20 Opticians joins the Duncan and Todd Group family.
Caledonian Optical completes a half a million pound refurbishment.
JM MacDonald expands into Portree, Skye.
The Business Growth Fund invests £5.6m to fund store acquisitions, increase manufacturing capability and support sales growth.
JM MacDonald Inverness joins the Duncan and Todd Group.
Douglas Dickie joins the Duncan and Todd Group.
The Duncan and Todd Group establishes its corporate eyecare service across the UK.
Caledonian Optical opens as the lens manufacturer for the Duncan and Todd branches.
The first Duncan and Todd branch opens in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
Mat NorrisChief Executive Officer
Mat, formerly CEO of Aqualisa, joined the group in 2023, bringing extensive experience in technical consumer products. His leadership background includes roles at Titon and directorial positions at Jim Lawrence Lighting, Johnson Matthey, and Philips.
Julie MosgroveRetail Director
Julie joined the company in 2012 as an optometrist before moving into the management team as Retail Development Manager. More recently Julie led the Professional Services team to then being promoted to Retail Director.
Frankie ArmstrongHead of Finance
Frankie, a Chartered Accountant, has vast audit experience across a range of industries and in various locations including the Middle East. Frankie recently supported and managed the day-to-day operations of the Finance team and has now been promoted to Head of Finance.
Mark RobertsonHead of Manufacturing
Joined in 1992 as a trainee lab technician. Held a variety of roles including: lab manager, business development manager and commercial manager. Appointed Head of Manufacturing at Caledonian Optical in 2017.
Ciara McGrathGroup HR Manager
Joined in 2018, Ciara is an HR professional with over 15 years of experience in recruitment and human resources professions. Ciara supports and manages the HR team.
Jamie RamageCorporate Manager
Jamie joined the group in 2016 and has 10 years’ experience in Sales, Business Development and Key Account Management within high volume and fast-moving industries.
Cheryl SmithMarketing Manager
Joined the group in 2019 with 20 years of experience in consumer and retail marketing. Cheryl manages the marketing for the group including strategic planning and operations.