ALL OPTICAL SUPPLIERS URGED TO JOIN FMO

ALL OPTICAL SUPPLIERS URGED TO JOIN FMO

The FMO is reaching out to new members who may not have considered joining the UK optical trade body, to gain the benefits of networking, free legal advice, professional guidance, access to the Bad Payers' List and much more. The exhibitors' discount for Optrafair,...

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PHILIP COOKSON OBITUARY

PHILIP COOKSON OBITUARY

The FMO is sorry to report the death of Lieutenant-Commander Philip Cookson, 82, secretary of the UK optical trade association from 1988 to the mid-1990s. A distinguished naval career as a submarine commander, and latterly at Chief Operations Officer for the Sultan of...

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OPTRAFAIR ACTION GROUP PLANS OUTSTANDING SHOW

OPTRAFAIR ACTION GROUP PLANS OUTSTANDING SHOW

Support for Optrafair 2015 has reached a new high following the formation of an action group to build a fresh dynamism to the show. Led by show owners, The FMO, the group is comprised of frame, lens, technology and IT company exhibitors, plus decision makers who are...

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NEW FMO CHIEF EXECUTIVE TAKES THE LONG VIEW

NEW FMO CHIEF EXECUTIVE TAKES THE LONG VIEW

A passion for optics and a commitment to quality are an excellent starting point for new FMO Chief Executive, Kevin Gutsell, FBDO (Hons)SLD. When coupled with his experience in training and education, sales and marketing, lens product development, retail, and his...

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FMO APPOINTS TECHNOLOGY LEADERS AS BOARD MEMBERS

FMO APPOINTS TECHNOLOGY LEADERS AS BOARD MEMBERS

The FMO Board has been enhanced with the leaders of two technology providers, Heidelberg Engineering and Topcon, joining the management team of the all-embracing optical suppliers' group. Krysten Williams, UK Director of Heidelberg Engineering and Andrew Yorke, UK...

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JOHN CONWAY ELECTED FELLOW OF IoD

JOHN CONWAY ELECTED FELLOW OF IoD

John Conway, Managing Director of Seiko Optical UK, has been elected a Fellow of The Institute of Directors, the highest rank of membership for the internationally respected business leaders' organisation. The IoD invites only 3.5% of members to take up fellowship...

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OPTRAFAIR 2015 TO BE LAUNCHED IN SEPTEMBER

OPTRAFAIR 2015 TO BE LAUNCHED IN SEPTEMBER

The FMO launches Optrafair 2015 at its autumn meeting on Wednesday 17 September, and is encouraging optical suppliers who have already signed up, and those interested in exhibiting, to attend. The NEC, Birmingham is the venue for the launch - also the location for...

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GOOD SPIRITS AT FMO

GOOD SPIRITS AT FMO

Celebrations of excellence, dedicated service, and commitment to bring the best to UK Optics plc were all part of the good cheer at The FMO's annual luncheon last week. FMO members, optical leaders, and invited guests drew a gathering of 120 to The Hilton Hotel,...

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FMO OFFERS CENTRAL LONDON MEETING VENUES

FMO OFFERS CENTRAL LONDON MEETING VENUES

FMO membership now brings prestigious central London meeting facilities for client and company events at the trade body's Paddington offices. With boardroom seating for 12, and the option of a conference suite which holds 18, the venue is available with a choice of...

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FMO TO MEET IN MIDLANDS

Maximising the upturn in the economy, plus a major focus on Optrafair London, are the main themes of The FMO's spring regional meeting to be held at The NEC, Birmingham, on Thursday 20 March. An opportunity to meet colleagues and competitors, it is also a chance to...

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WINDOW DRESSING PROMOTED AT OPTRAFAIR LONDON

WINDOW DRESSING PROMOTED AT OPTRAFAIR LONDON

Window dressing - the opportunity for frames, sunglasses and accessories to entice visitors into practices - took centre stage at Optrafair London, thanks to The FMO. Keen to see its members' products promoted to their best advantage, The FMO used the opportunity of...

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CONFIDENCE IN OPTRAFAIR BRAND CONFIRMED

CONFIDENCE IN OPTRAFAIR BRAND CONFIRMED

The Optrafair brand - described by UK optical business guru Patrick Myers as one that "people know and trust" - proved its value once again with the inaugural capital show, Optrafair London, held last week at Olympia. "We had an incredible response from visitors and...

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