Valli Opticians has appointed David Brearey as new area manager to help with the continued growth of the company.

Brearey, who joined the group from Thea Pharmaceuticals, has taken the role of regional manager for Yorkshire and will be responsible for developing the group’s practices in Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Hebden Bridge, Wakefield and Hull.

On the appointment, Valli Opticians managing director Moin Valli said: ‘I have known David for a number of years and have always found him to be an exceptional talent, someone who has great positive energy and outstanding people skills.’