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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FOCUS GROUP APPOINTMENTS AT FMO

New promotions at The FMO see Ron Wright appointed as Chairman and Stuart Burn as Vice-Chairman of the Equipment Focus Group. "The combination of Ron's technology-led background through his years of experience in optics and leadership of the BiB Group and Stuart's...

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OPTICAL HISTORY BOOK IS PUBLISHED

The UK Ophthalmic Industry in the 20th Century highlights the technical developments, political scene and how this influenced the business of optics and drove progress. Written by optical journalist and former editor of The OPTICIAN, Shelagh Hardy, and Jacques...

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MARCH MEETING ANNOUNCED

With much international business experience _ from South Africa to America - at Board level, he is a respected speaker on finance and strategy, leadership and implementation. He is a regular contributor to the Institute of Credit Management. As FMO Chairman, John...

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NEW OPTICAL TRAINING INSPIRES

Seen by many as an introduction to optics, the course attracts a significant fees reduction for FMO members and many have made use of the membership discount on the "500 course and examination cost. Debbie Gigg, Director of Training for The WCSM Education Trust,...

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J&J HOSTS REGIONAL MEETING

Providing FMO members and their guests with a view of the world of intraocular surgery and advanced contact lenses, the regional meeting in Wokingham drew widespread praise from the delegates who had travelled from around the UK. Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon from...

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OPTICAL LEADERS GATHER AT FMO EVENT

Joined by the professional bodies, it was an opportunity to "renew friendships and celebrate the very best of optics", said FMO Chairman, John Conway at The Hilton Hotel, Paddington. "It is wonderful that we can sit down together and celebrate with our competitors....

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FMO PRAISES RISE IN CAPITAL ALLOWANCE RELIEF

Taking effect from January 1, 2013, the Annual Investment Allowance is set for two years. The Chancellor, George Osborne, said that the decision was a "huge boost to all those who run a business". Manufacturers and trade bodies including EEF and The British Chambers...

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FMO CHIEF EXECUTIVE HONOURED BY ABDO

Delighted to receive the coveted award, Malcolm said it meant a great deal _ "To be honoured by one's peers is the best accolade of all. It was so unexpected and I am deeply touched as I have received so many wonderful comments. This not only demonstrates our close...

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GLAZING COURSE LAUNCHED FOR BEGINNERS

Covering basic skills for anyone who would like to learn how to glaze, this foundation day can be extended to a six week distance learning course resulting in a nationally recognised Level 2 Award in Glazing. This will include glazed pieces of work, regular...

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OPTICAL TRAINING SUPPORTED BY FMO

Gordon Jones, WSMC Upper Warden and Chairman of the Qualifications Committee, pictured at Apothecaries Hall with FMO Chairman John Conway and Chief Executive Malcolm Polley, commented -"Education leads to so much more confidence in the workplace and this donation...

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IoD DRAWS LARGE GATHERING

Simon Walker, new Director General of the Institute of Directors, demonstrated the importance attached to the optical industry in the UK by attending the London meeting of The FMO and sharing his thoughts on the best means of driving the UK economy forwards. "This...

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