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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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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