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In with the New ……FMO Changes its name to “OPTICAL SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION” (OSA)

In with the New ……FMO Changes its name to “OPTICAL SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION” (OSA)

OSA LOGO for Optical Suppliers Association

The FMO are delighted to make a positive start to 2021 and celebrate the New Year with its relaunch as the new Optical Suppliers Association (OSA).

There is a new website (www.osa-uk.co.uk), exciting new benefits, which in conjunction with ABDO will soon provide great benefits for employees of members for the first time and a new fee structure from March 2021.

More information can be found on the website and members are welcome to contact the OSA office on info@osa-uk.co.uk or mmacritchie@osa-uk.co.uk.

While 2020 had proved a challenging year, the OSA Board has taken positive steps to ensure that we help and support our members and the wider optical industry.

The sale of Optrafair and backing a single exhibition with 100% Optical has proved very popular with members and non-members alike.

In addition, the joint decision with ABDO & FODO to realise the value of our headquarters and release ourselves from the upkeep of a central London location will enable the OSA develop further support strategies for our membership and allow us to enter a new era as the Optical Suppliers Association.

OSA Chair Stuart Burn explains ‘the reason for name change is to better convey exactly who we are and what we stand for, our revised Mission Statement reinforces our message and our financial restructure gives us the platform to re-energise the association and provide the financial muscle to deliver lasting tangible support to optical suppliers and their staff’.

OSA Logo for UK Optical Suppliers

Stuart added ‘the OSA will also redouble its efforts to work more closely and collaboratively with other optical associations, particularly in this post Brexit landscape.

The OSA Vice Chair Andy Hepworth adds ‘Echoing Stuarts comments, it was clear we needed to reset what the OSA will deliver onto the membership. There is clear strength in unity within the Optical bodies & I am certain the OSA will offer significant support.

Stuart concludes ‘We are keen to encourage new members to join our Association and become part of our optical family. There can be no advantage for ‘going it alone’ so please join us and gain strength from our relationships and alliances ’

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