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Millmead to continue ABDO College funding

Millmead to continue ABDO College funding

Students at ABDO College will be learning all things optical in the Jai Kudo Optics lab, thanks to renewed sponsorship from the Millmead Optical Group.

Chief Executive Officer of the Millmead Optical Group James Conway says, “Having been involved in the optical industry for 75 years we feel it is important to support the next generation of professionals coming through as it is vital to keep the industry moving forwards and innovating. One of the ways we do that is to support ABDO College. The critical job performed by the College along with the supportive and extremely dedicated staff made the decision to sponsor the College an easy one. Having worked with them closely for many years we are pleased to be able to extend our partnership for many years into the future.”


Students will find supporting information for their studies across the classrooms relevant to the functions carried out in each room. Millmead will be updating many of the materials currently presented throughout the building. The sponsored classrooms will have new educational wall artwork and imagery. New manufacturing techniques and new product innovations will be highlighted and explained for all to see. Hopefully this will provoke more awareness on the manufacturing side of optics and the importance of sustainability going forwards.

Dr Robert Cubbidge, principal of ABDO College says, “On behalf of the staff and students at the College I would like to thank Millmead Optical Group for their generous support to the optical dispensing programme. Building strong relationships between the optical industry is a vital component in maintaining an up-to-date education for our students. The continued sponsorship will raise awareness of the Millmead product portfolio amongst our students in the years to come.”

Millmead Optical Group is an independent owned company with three main entities – Continental Eyewear, Jai Kudo Lenses and Optoplast. The original company was founded by two families in 1946 and is still in the ownership of these families today. Millmead aims to put its partners and customers first in everything it does and focuses a huge amount of time looking at its impact on the wider environment. It’s goals of increasing sustainability are engrained in its business and the entire team is continually engaged in this area.

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