Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists has acquired three independent optical practices as it continues to expand in the U.K. It bought Gohil and Grey in Leamington Spa, Pendleburys in Maidstone, and Cooper & Leatherbarrow in Barnard Castle.

The move comes after the fund BGF invested in Bayfields in March, just before the Covid-19 related lockdown, to support the company’s organic growth, including further roll-out of its audiology services, as well as its acquisition strategy to double the number of sites to 40 over the next four years.

Bayfields was founded at a single site in 2004 by optometrist Royston Bayfield.