FMO MEMBERS SCOOP TOP INDUSTRY ACCOLADES

FMO members, Eyespace and Shamir, scooped top industry accolades at this week's OPTICIAN Awards, beating off tough competition in each of their sectors. Shamir was awarded Lens Product of the Year for Attitude III Sports and Fashion. Head of Sales, Stuart Cooksey,...

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NEW BSI FOR PLANO SUNGLASSES

Plano sunglasses and clip-ons are subject to a new BSI standard from 1st March, in a move to globalise regulations, warns the FMO. BS EN ISO 12312-1 was introduced last year with the understanding that the previous standard EN 1836 could run concurrently for another...

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SOCIAL MEDIA INSPIRATION

Making the most of social media and engaging with potential customers particularly via Twitter and Facebook with conversation drivers was the focus of Jodie Cook's presentation to the FMO audience at Aston Villa. As a Birmingham Young Professional of the Year, Jodie...

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ASTON VILLA HOSTS SPRING MEETING

Leading frame, lens, equipment and finance companies gathered together at Aston Villa football club for the Spring FMO meeting - with many enjoying a tour of the legendary ground. "Always keen to inspire members with an exciting venue and a broad range of speakers,...

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FMO DEREK MCLAREN MEMORIAL PRIZE AWARDED

Winner of the 2015 FMO Derek McLaren Memorial Prize, Sabrina Mattison, (pictured left) received her award from Christine McLaren BSc FCOptom at Canterbury Cathedral. Awarded as part of the ABDO graduation ceremony, Sabrina received her prize for gaining the highest...

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FMO AND MA HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCE OPTRAFAIR PARTNERSHIP

The FMO and MA Healthcare have entered into partnership to deliver OPTRAFAIR", the UK's largest trade event for eye care professionals.This partnership follows the announcement that MA Healthcare is to acquire the iconic Optician brand from Reed Business...

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LAST FEW PLACES AVAILABLE FOR MARCH 11 EVENT

Just a few places are still available for the March 11 event at Aston Villa: the chance to learn about Best Business Procurement, as provided by the Buying Support Agency. Matt Roper (pictured) will be speaking about reducing costs and supply chain risks through a...

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SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TOPS FMO AGENDA

Approaching business prospects in a different way, by using online media, is the major focus for the next FMO members' meeting. The Aston Villa event, to be held on Wednesday 11 March, will reveal how to by-pass the gatekeepers to many buying decisions and to generate...

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ASTON VILLA TO HOST FMO EVENT

Villa Park in Birmingham, home of Aston Villa football club, is to be the venue for the spring FMO meeting on Wednesday 11 March, bringing together the UK's leading optical suppliers. "Best Practice Procurement" is one of the keynote presentations, from a new provider...

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FMO LENS MEMBERS ASSISTANCE NEEDED

The FMO standards panel urgently need the opinion of the FMO Lens members regarding the revision of ISO 21987:2009The panel would be grateful if Lens members could log in to the members area to look at the survey (along with attachments) and answer questions on the...

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FMO MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO VISIT OPTRAFAIR

FMO members, and those interested to know more about the UK optical trade body, are invited to visit the FMO within the Optrafair Association Lounge (S50) at The NEC, Birmingham. During the three days of the show - April18-20 - the FMO team will be on hand to promote...

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FMO SUPPORTS OPTICAL CHARITIES FROM OPTRAFAIR PROFITS

Profits from Optrafair 2014 have been returned to the optical community by show owners, The FMO, with generous support for Vision Aid Overseas, and The Optical Workers' Benevolent Fund. Receiving a cheque on behalf of The OWBF, Trustee Frank Norville praised The FMO -...

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