BUYING SUPPORT AGENCY BENEFIT PROMOTED

FMO benefit provider, Buying Support Agency (BSA), has extended its latest cost savings initiatives to include travel booking, legal fees, fuel cards and staff perks. Making the case for "Best Practice Procurement", BSA Director, Matt Roper explained how the company...

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FMO ANNUAL LUNCHEON TO DRAW LARGE PARTY

UK optics working together in partnership is the spirit of The FMO's AGM and annual luncheon which takes place on Friday 4 December. The Hilton Hotel, Paddington, is the venue for the annual gathering of all aspects of optics from the frame, lens, equipment, lab and...

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BRYONY PAWINSKA TO JOIN FMO

The FMO is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryony Pawinska as Chief Executive, with effect from 1 January 2016. Following twelve years as Chief Executive of The College of Optometrists Bryony is very familiar with the optical landscape and the priorities to...

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MEDICAL SOCIETY HOSTS FMO

FMO members gathered at London's prestigious Medical Society for the autumn meeting, and gained an insight into the ophthalmologist's working day and use of diagnostic technology. Guest speaker, Mr Nigel Davies, Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,...

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OPTICAL WORKERS’ BENEVOLENT FUND BOOSTED BY FMO

Funds from the FMO, generated by Optrafair 2015, have returned to the UK optical community, to support those needing assistance. A donation of "1,200 was made to the Optical Workers' Benevolent Fund which provides support for those in optical manufacturing who find...

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JAMES CONWAY JOINS FMO BOARD

James Conway, joint-CEO of the Optoplast Group, has joined The FMO Board and is set to bring a fresh dynamism to the optical trade body. The third generation of his family to run the frames and cases business, James knows the optical market well - both in the UK and...

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EQUIPMENT FOCUS GROUP BRIEFING FROM LOCSU

The Aston Villa event, to be held on Wednesday 11 March, will reveal how to by-passthe gatekeepers to many buying decisions and to generate good business leads,says social media specialist and Birmingham Young Professional of the Year,Jodie Cook - who runs social...

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MEDICAL SOCIETY TO HOST FMO MEETING

London's prestigious Medical Society is to host the autumn FMO meeting, bringing together all aspects of product and service supply for the optical profession. Delegates from the Frame, Lens and Equipment divisions of The FMO are set to gather at this historic...

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RAC & FMO REMIND DRIVERS OF VISUAL NEEDS

Motorists are being urged to carry a spare pair of up-to-date glasses when driving, especially when abroad, as unfamiliar road signs put heavy demands on vision. The RAC and FMO have joined forces to encourage all those who get behind the wheel to ensure the ten point...

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FMO LUNCHEON UNITES ENTIRE OPTICAL SCENE

UK optics enjoyed the best spirit of conviviality last week as the FMO's annual luncheon drew together frame, lens, technology and business providers. More than 100 gathered together at the Hilton Hotel, Paddington, putting commercial rivalries aside to celebrate the...

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FMO & ABDO COLLABORATE IN NEW MANUFACTURING EDUCATION

The FMO and ABDO are working in partnership to ensure that all new dispensing opticians are aware of established and new manufacturing processes, together with gaining hands-on experience. "For the next generation of opticians to promote the very best in eye care they...

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FIVE YEARS OF OPTICAL CONFEDERATION

If there is an eye health issue, who should the Press or Government approach?  The Optical Confederation. This was not the case five years ago with a confusing number of non-aligned organisations. Now, we have one public voice, representing the profession and...

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