Job Opportunity – FMO Chief Executive

The Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO) is searching for a new Chief Executive to lead us in the next stage of our development. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced leader who can drive initiatives for the benefit of FMO members as well as...

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Bright and Buzzy Optrafair

Optrafair 2018 opened its doors at the NEC in Birmingham at 9 am on Saturday 14 April to a record number of visitors.  The weather augured well, with a beautiful warm Spring day greeting the thousands of optical professionals who came to see the very latest in optical...

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GDPR Guidance

Optical Confederation media release Data protection law in the UK is changing – essential, new advice for those working in the optical sector New data protection laws in the UK will come into force on 25 May 2018 – impacting the optical sector. To help those working...

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FMO AGM AND LUNCHEON HELD ON 1 DECEMBER

FMO held its AGM and annual Christmas Luncheon on Friday December 1 at the Amba Charing Cross Hotel in London. Vice Chair Krysten Williams read a message from Chair Andy Yorke, sending his sincere apologies for not attending due to unforeseen work commitments, and...

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FMO General Members’ Meeting

FMO supports members with advice on the new General Data Protection Regulations FMO Chair Andy Yorke welcomed members to the six monthly Members’ Meeting at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Wednesday 18 October, focusing on the new GDPR which will come into force in May...

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General Members’ Meeting

The next FMO General Members' Meeting will be held at the Richoh Arena, Coventry on Wednesday 18 October 2017 from 10:30am - 3:00pm. The day will start at 10:30am with registration and refreshments, followed by a welcome from FMO Chair, Andy Yorke, and an update from...

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Dates for your diary

The next FMO General Meeting, incorporating the usual members’ meeting and meetings of the Equipment, Frame and Lens Focus Groups, will be taking place on Wednesday 18 October at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The meeting will likely have a start time of 10.30am for...

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Apprenticeship Standard

FMO members are reminded that there is an approved apprenticeship standard for a Spectacle Maker.  If your company is seeking to recruit an apprentice in this field, the attached link connects to forms which outlines the requirements of the apprenticeship:...

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FMO celebrates 100 years

FMO celebrated its Centenary year in style on 11 July with an event in the Weston Pavilion at the Southbank Centre attended by FMO members and guests from all of the optical bodies. Despite the disappearance of the sun after the heatwave, the views from the 6th floor...

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BCLA moving to 199 Gloucester Terrace

BCLA and FMO are delighted to announce that BCLA will be sharing FMO's offices at 199 Gloucester Terrace from the end of June.'199' as it is affectionately known, was bought jointly by ABDO, FMO and FODO in 2002 and the joint owners are all delighted to welcome BCLA...

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