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 Birmingham.   The...

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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 Warwick,...

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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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