My name is Jonathan Whitaker – I am the owner of Whitakers Opticians. I was brought up in Ripponden where my father was the local GP until his retirement. After qualifying at Aston University in Birmingham, I joined my Uncle in the business in 1982.

I have tried to satisfy the requirements of the local community providing quality eyecare with experienced local professionals who put the client first. We stock top quality frames and lenses which means we have very few complaints or problems and most clients return year after year and are prepared to travel considerable distances for our exemplary service.

Established in 1932, Whitakers remains independent. My intention is to build on our success going forward – keeping up with modern technology and equipment, and continuing to satisfy the local community for another 80 years.