Meet the Team

Chris
Commercial Director

Chris joined Eyeplan in 2006 as the Commercial Director, although prior to this he was a patient and Eyeplan member at the Eyetech practices. Before 2006 Chris worked in the marketing services industry primarily concerned with helping others promote their products and services either traditionally or via the web. In the 1980s Chris was an Inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police.

Email: chris.clemence@eyeplan.co.uk

Andrew
Practice Development Manager

Andrew joined the team in January 2019 and has been in the optics industry since 2001. He is responsible, along with Chris, for training, motivating and assisting Associate practices. You can book a visit from Andrew to help with any marketing activities or business support that you require.

Email: andrew.slater@eyeplan.co.uk

Dorothy
Marketing and PR Executive

Dorothy joined the Eyeplan team in 2010 and works as our Marketing and PR Executive. Dorothy graduated with a degree in English from the University of Reading and before joining Eyeplan worked with medical technology clients as an Account Manager for a technology PR agency. Dorothy handles marketing support and PR services for the commercial team. From proof reading to full-on campaign management if you want some help with your marketing or PR Dorothy is always on hand. Dorothy has one daughter, Beatrix and works part time Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Email: dorothy.chandler@eyeplan.co.uk

Hayley 
Marketing Executive and Designer

Hayley joined Eyeplan in 2007, shortly after our Commercial Director, Chris Clemence. They have worked together since then, for a while making up the entire commercial team. Hayley worked full time until 2010 when she had her first son Liam. Hayley now has two boys, Liam and Ashley and works part time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Through her time with Eyeplan Hayley has become our in-house design expert, with a lot of her work being dedicated to making our Associates’ design visions a reality.

Email: hayley.blanning@eyeplan.co.uk

Victoria
Social Media Assistant

Language and Linguistics graduate Victoria is our social media whizz. Keeping up to date with the ever-changing world of social media, Victoria is also in charge of producing top quality posts and videos for our social media channels so you always have something to share.

Email: victoria.mills@eyeplan.co.uk

Tricia
General Manager

Tricia joined the company a few days before Optrafair 2005 and found herself talking about Eyeplan for the entire weekend; a good way to learn quickly! As General Manager one of her roles is to ensure that the team of Administrators look after all aspects of your Eyeplan Client Memberships in an efficient and friendly manner. Eyeplan is her second career; she graduated with a combined Honours degree in Maths and Education and spent many years managing a successful Primary School as Deputy Headteacher.

Email: adminteam@eyeplan.co.uk

Helen
Client Liaison Manager

Helen Ford has been with the company since the very beginning, in fact she was the first full time employee on the payroll. More often than not Helen’s voice will be the first you hear, as she’s always been the face of Eyeplan administration. As Client Liaison Manager Helen is, in many ways, the core of the Eyeplan team.

Email: adminteam@eyeplan.co.uk

Simon
Managing Director

Simon Mills is one of the founding directors and architect of Eyeplan.  His chosen career path started in 1976 with the Dollond and Aitchison group as a trainee dispensing optician.  He qualified as a Fellow of the Association of Dispensing Opticians in 1980 and took up a practice management position in Frome, Somerset.  In 1986 he left to start Eyetech Independent Opticians with a colleague and in three short years grew the business to 8 practices. 25 years later the Eyetech Group of Companies comprises seven businesses and 50 employees of which Simon is Managing Director.

Email: simon.mills@eyeplan.co.uk

Fraser
Financial Director

Fraser Robertson is one of the founding directors of Eyeplan. He graduated with a BSc in Engineering Science, and then worked for a division of British Leyland before moving into a career in finance. He worked with a Bath company, Horstman Gear Group, as assistant to the Management Accountant, before starting as a Management Accountant for Eyetech Opticians partnership. He became a Partner in 2000, finished CIMA qualifications and became ACMA qualified. Following major personal and business involvement in winning the ground breaking industry VAT Case for Opticians in 2000 (Eye-Tech and Leightons vs HM Customs and Excise), Fraser co-founded Eyeplan. Fraser now works as Financial Director for the Eyetech Group.

Email: fraser.robertson@eyeplan.co.uk