As owner of Optrafair, the UK’s longest standing and largest optical show, The FMO is a central point for all UK optical business and increasingly for international companies.
With central London offices, The FMO is an ideal meeting place with a choice of rooms available to members at the prestigious Paddington address. In addition, all FMO members benefit from the unrivalled optical expertise which exists within the three FMO industry focus groups for Frames, Lenses and Technology.
“We are a valuable, and much used, reference point for our members and handle a broad range of technical queries about all aspects of manufacturing optics,” said FMO Chief Executive Malcolm Polley.
FMO membership is, for some, the most cost effective way of keeping in touch with changes to European Optical Standards and to find out about optical training.
“The FMO brings a great depth of knowledge to the world of optics and is a valued source of reference to its members. The Frame, Lens and Equipment divisions all have relevant expertise and are available to offer confidential support and guidance, drawing on many years’ of experience. As owner of Optrafair, the UK’s longest standing and largest optical show, The FMO is a central point for all UK optical business and increasingly for international companies.
“Manufacturing and frame distribution news, standards and benchmarking are all of great interest to many of our overseas colleagues and for those who would like a closer view of how the optical market operates in the UK they have a chance to join and benefit from our vast pool of experience,” added Mr Polley.
Established in 1917, The FMO is one of the world’s longest established optical trade bodies and benefits not just from the UK focus but also from membership of EUROM 1, the collective European optical body. The close links with optical lobbyists in Brussels are of particular interest to many companies wishing to enter the UK market. Training is also an important opportunity with many distance learning courses held in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.
Regular meetings with topical business leaders offer inspiration and an insight into the wider optical market. The excellent networking opportunities are supported by a host of member benefits:
- Central London meeting rooms
- Exhibition Subsidy
- Bad Payers’ List
- Discounted rates on British Standards for optical appliances
- EC Reporting
- Equipment, Lens and Frame focus groups
- Market data
- Optical Standards
Find out more about the FMO by visiting www.fmo.co.uk