PASSPORT TO EXPORT INSPIRES FMO MEMBERS

PASSPORT TO EXPORT INSPIRES FMO MEMBERS

Passport to Export and Gateway to Global Growth were key messages for FMO members this week when the business opportunities of the world's largest 99 markets became a step closer.   UKTI International Trade Advisor, Dr Tony Warwick, told FMO delegates that grants...

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APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME LAUNCHED IN OPTICS

APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME LAUNCHED IN OPTICS

Apprenticeships in manufacturing optics are now available thanks to the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, and support from The FMO, which have, together, put tremendous efforts into the scheme. Gordon Jones, SMC Past Master and Chairman of the WCSM Awarding...

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OPTRAFAIR LONDON TAKES SHAPE AT OLYMPIA

OPTRAFAIR LONDON TAKES SHAPE AT OLYMPIA

Optrafair London's international exhibitors visited the show venue _ Olympia in West Kensington _ last week to visualise their stands in situ and hear exciting plans for the three day show: April 11-13 2014.The elegant arched glass ceilings of the Olympia Halls threw...

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FMO FRAME FOCUS GROUP HAS NEW LEADERSHIP

Mark Truss David Baker Sharing industry knowledge and being at the forefront of change within the UK optical market are key benefits of being actively involved with the trade body, believes the new FMO Frame Focus Chairman, Mark Truss.   Mark, who is Sales...

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LAB TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

Tom, who works for Signet Armorlite in Gloucester, also received the Spectacle Makers' Prize for achieving the highest marks in both the written and practical exams. Having left school at 16, Tom took a job as a machine operator with Signet Armorlite, where he...

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FMO BOOSTS OPTICAL TRAINING WITH DONATION TO WCSM COURSES

FMO BOOSTS OPTICAL TRAINING WITH DONATION TO WCSM COURSES

The FMO is further boosting optical training as "5,000 from the flagship show, Optrafair, was added to The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers' fund for education this week.John Conway, FMO Chairman, said the donation "reinforces the close co-operation between the...

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GUIDE DOGS CELEBRATE WITH FMO CHIEF EXECUTIVE

GUIDE DOGS CELEBRATE WITH FMO CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Guide Dogs is to repay the generosity of The FMO in providing valuable free space at Optrafair which brought a flood of interest for the charity. A new puppy is to be named "Malcolm" - or "Polley" if female - via a free sponsorship for which the charity usually...

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FMO UPDATES ITS BEST PRACTICE FINANCIAL ADVICE

FMO UPDATES ITS BEST PRACTICE FINANCIAL ADVICE

The FMO has released a comprehensive advice package for its optical trade members on Best Practice for Credit Control. Outlining the details of setting a credit control policy, it suggests four levels for businesses to adhere to, with an emphasis on payment terms....

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OPTRAFAIR LONDON DATES AND VENUE ANNOUNCED

OPTRAFAIR LONDON DATES AND VENUE ANNOUNCED   Optrafair London will be held in the heart of the capital city, at Olympia Central, West Kensington, from April 11-13th, with the new show set to run in alternate years to the main Optrafair event in...

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UKTI TO SPEAK AT AUTUMN FMO MEETING

UKTI TO SPEAK AT AUTUMN FMO MEETING

UKTI, representing the Government's exporting know-how, is set to put optics in the spotlight at the next FMO meeting on 16 October.   Promoting the opportunities to build exports, and capitalise on overseas markets, UKTI International Trade Advisor, Dr Tony...

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OPTRAFAIR LONDON CONFIRMATION

OPTRAFAIR LONDON CONFIRMATION

The FMO would like to update everyone on positive news regarding the Optrafair London show which will take place at Olympia from 11-13 April 2014. Due to high levels of interest the original designated hall space was allocated very quickly. However, with the...

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