Eyeplan announces sponsorship of Association for Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians

New agreement created to support independents

15th October 2013

Eyeplan Ltd, the leading provider of monthly payment eye care schemes in the UK, has become an official sponsor of the AIO (The Association for Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians), an organisation that encourages the promotion and development of independent practices. 

As part of the agreement, Eyeplan will offer sponsorship and support to the AIO in order to help the Association build its membership and continue its mission of benefiting the UK independent optics sector.  Eyeplan will also provide general assistance to the AIO to promote the Association.  The sponsorship agreement was announced at the AIO’s annual UK conference held at Eastwell Manor in Kent and attended by leading independent practitioners from around the country.

In recent years the AIO has moved to grow its membership with attendances at exhibitions such as Optrafair and Independents Day and it has also become more of a voice for the independent sector.  Eyeplan are always looking for opportunities to support the independent practitioner and approached the AIO with the idea of becoming more closely involved.  Eyeplan were pleased that the approach was well received and that an agreement has been reached.

“The AIO is a well-established representative and advocate of the independent sector and does some fantastic work to aid practitioners,” said Chris Clemence, Commercial Director at Eyeplan. “We have long supported the AIO on an informal basis but are delighted to become official sponsors.”

“Eyeplan and the AIO share a common goal in our backing of independents and hope that by working together we can more effectively promote our message to the industry,” said Peter Warren, Chairman of the AIO.  “We are very much looking forward to working with them.”

Providing a personal approach to managed fee collection, Eyeplan also offers a variety of marketing assistance to its Associates including direct mail campaigns, design and print services, PR support and training on both Eyeplan and other aspects of business management.

For more information on Eyeplan Ltd, please visit www.eyeplanassociates.co.uk.  For more information on the AIO please visit www.afio.co.uk.

For further details, commentary or high resolution images please contact:

Dorothy Chandler

Marketing & PR Executive

Eyeplan Ltd

01761 414142 / Dorothy.Chandler@eyeplan.co.uk

Picture caption: Eyeplan has become an official sponsor of the AIO. (Left to right): Chris Clemence, Commercial Director at Eyeplan and Peter Warren, Chairman of the AIO.

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