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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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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