John Conway RIP

John Conway RIP

It is with great sadness that we report the untimely death of John Conway, an esteemed veteran of the optical industry, at the age of 60. The photo shows John, on the right, receiving Honorary Life Membership of the FMO from Kingsley Sleep and Barry Dibble in 2017....

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Embracing the future

Embracing the future

Optician asked incoming FMO chairman Stuart Burn how the FMO intends to bring the glamour back to Optrafair Stuart Burn likes challenges – in fact he thrives on them. Having taken over as vice chair of FMO, the UK’s optical trade association, in September, he will...

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Lens & Frame Supplementary Meeting

Lens & Frame Supplementary Meeting

The FMO’s Lens & Frame Supplementary meeting, combining the Lens Focus Group and Standards Panel, took place last week with eleven members in attendance, as you can see from the photo. The meeting was chaired by Dr Andy Hepworth and Andy Sanders, responsible for...

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Cosium Joins a Reinvigorated FMO

Cosium Joins a Reinvigorated FMO

The Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO) is delighted to announce Cosium UK Ltd as a new member. Cosium UK Ltd, who provide business management solutions for health professionals, will also be joining over 100 companies exhibiting at Optrafair 2019. Now...

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Optical Sector backs Optrafair

Optical Sector backs Optrafair

Optrafair, the UK’s longest running and largest optical exhibition, has received the resounding support of the optical sector to extend its partnership with the Mark Allen Group (MAG), organisers of the event since their acquisition of Optician magazine in 2016....

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FMO Chair & Vice Chair – New Freeman of WCSM

FMO Chair & Vice Chair – New Freeman of WCSM

FMO Chair Andrew Yorke and Vice Chair Stuart Burn have both been admitted into the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) as Freemen. Andrew's and Stuart's new Freeman status recognises their tireless work in the optical industry, helping the FMO provide a...

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