Your annual subscription entitles you to enjoy the extensive benefits of this extended optical community.

Optrafair Discount

Optrafair Discount

20% discount on the rate card (subject to qualifying period) for exhibiting at OPTRAFAIR, the UK’s longest running and most respected optical showcase that is the launch pad for all that is new in the field of optics.

Optrafair contact: Wasim.hamid@markallengroup.com

Monthly Bad Payers List

Monthly Bad Payers List

Although not a report on the creditworthiness of those on the list, subscribing members receive an invaluable and up to date source of information about bad payers in the sector.

Perhaps more importantly, by contacting every debtor before adding them to the list, in many cases FMO can secure prompt payment.

Bad Payers List contact: sphilip@fmo.co.uk

BSI/ISO Standards

BSI/ISO Standards

FMO members benefit from a 15% discount on BSI optical standards.

FMO Standards Panel meets regularly together with standards representatives from the other optical bodies to ensure that new standards that affect our members have expert UK input and are worded in a way that enables the standards to be easily understood.

The Panel is chaired by FMO Director Andy Sanders

Standards contact: bryonypawinska@fmo.co.uk

Meeting room in London

Meeting room in London

FMO members can use the FMO Board Room at 199 Gloucester Terrace, near Paddington Station in London, completely free of charge (subject to availability).  The Board Room can seat up to 10 people.  Refreshments are included and meals can be provided at an extra charge.

Meeting room contacts: sphilip@fmo.co.ukmmacritchie@fmo.co.uk

 

Invaluable Updates

At all General Meetings there are presentations by leading industry figures.

FMO issues a Weekly Digest to all of its members’ representatives, summarising news and social media coverage about optics and industry.

FMO employs a Social Media Consultant, Sarah Bellorini, to develop our Twitter feed, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Social media contact: sarahbellorini@gmail.com
General marketing and communications contact: sphilip@fmo.co.uk

Annual Christmas Luncheon and AGM

Annual Christmas Luncheon and AGM

FMO members and their guests come together every December following the AGM, to network and enjoy a convivial occasion in the company of like-minded people.

This year’s AGM and Christmas Luncheon will be held at the Amba Charing Cross Hotel on 1 December 2017.

AGM and Christmas Luncheon contact: mmacritchie@fmo.co.uk

The voice of optics

The voice of optics

FMO is proud to be a founder member of the Optical Confederation. This coalition enables FMO as a trade body to influence responses to Government and other consultations, and to ensure that on the big strategic issues for the sector, we are able to help our members more than we could do on our own.

Optical Confederation contact for FMO: bryonypawinska@fmo.co.uk

Focus Groups and General Meetings

Focus Groups and General Meetings

FMO has three focus groups at present, for Equipment, Frames and Lenses.  An IT Focus Group is being developed.

Any member can attend any Focus Group meeting.  These are held twice yearly as part of one day General Meetings which all members can attend free of charge.

As well as enabling members to meet with other members from their own area of the sector in the Focus Group meetings, the General Meetings provide an unparalleled networking opportunity.

The next General Meeting and Focus Group meetings will be held in the West Midlands on 18 October 2017.

Focus Groups and General Meeting contact: mmacritchie@fmo.co.uk

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