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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Optrafair 2017

A completely 'revolutionised' Optrafair opened its doors on Saturday 1 April. FMO's Chair, Andy Yorke, and Chief Executive, Bryony Pawinska, cut the ribbon to open the show, and there were long queues waiting for the doors to open on Sunday.7,122 visitors came from...

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Partnership with Opti-Munich

On Monday 3rd April Optrafair partners FMO and MA Exhibitions announced a new co-operation with the well-established German trade show Opti. This strategic partnership is a very positive step and will ensure that both shows will be promoted to potential exhibitors and...

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Lynda Oliver confirmed as new Optical Confederation Chair

Following the decision to rotate the Chair amongst its members, following Chris Hunt's retirement in October 2016, at its meeting on 21 March, the Optical Confederation (OC) Leaders' Group _ the governing partnership of the Confederation _ unanimously asked Lynda...

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