Your Local Optician Needs You!
|Local opticians the Valli Group is appealing to the people of Yorkshire to get behind them and vote in a national competition.The Valli Group, which is an independent, family owned business with six opticians practices in Huddersfield and Calderdale, has been shortlisted for Company of the Year in the Association of Optometry (AOP) Awards.They are shortlisted alongside national companies Myers La Roche and Central LOC Fund.Moin Valli, who runs the Valli Group with his wife Rachel, said: “We are over the moon to be shortlisted for Company of the Year in the AOP Awards. Just to be shortlisted is a real honour but now we’re hoping Yorkshire will get behind us and vote for us.“We’ve already had fantastic support from our patients and the communities in which our practices are based and we’re hoping that people will continue to vote for us right up until the deadline in September.”
Voting for the Valli Group takes only a few seconds by clicking on to this webpage and casting your vote for the Company of the Year: http://www.optometry.co.uk/awards/company-of-the-year-2013
News of being shortlisted comes during an exciting 12 months for the Valli Group, which won the Business Excellence category in the national Optician Awards in April. Moin was also named Young Business Person of the Year in the Huddersfield Examiner Awards in November.
Moin and Rachel, founded the Valli Group in 2005. They now have a portfolio of six independent optical practices across Huddersfield and Calderdale, Valli Home Eye Care, a domiciliary business, which provides eye care to elderly and disabled patients who are unable to visit their local practice and a corporate eye care business to look after corporate clients.
The company has invested heavily in technology, optical equipment and refurbishment spending almost £400k in the last six years.
Moin added: “All our investment enables us to offer our patients modern, high quality practices with traditional values of the very best in customer service. We want our patients to enjoy the whole experience of having their eyes looked after by a caring, customer focused organisation. People can experience a ‘café culture’ within our practices: relaxed, attentive and an altogether enjoyable experience with complimentary hot drinks.”
The Valli Group also plays a strong role in the communities in which its practices are based. Moin regularly delivers talks at local schools and community groups to raise the awareness of eye health. In August they are organising the Valli Rally, a sponsored walk between their practices in Honley, Meltham, Lockwood and Almondbury, to raise funds for their chosen charity the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Alongside this the Group offers a service to sufferers of dyslexia and visual stress which enhances their reading ability, a dedicated dry eye service and specialist services in corporate, safety and sports eye wear.
Alongside their Huddersfield practices the Valli Group owns Valli Opticians in Mytholmroyd and Mamtora Opticians in Hebden Bridge.