Martin White TD JP BSc MCOptom MCGI
I am Principal Optometrist and Managing Director of Brown and White (Opticians) Ltd, a family business started by my Grandfather in 1929. The company has four practices typical of the independent sector with turnovers from £100K to £300K. I am well aware of the difficulties faced by us all and the importance of keeping up-to-date and investing in the future both in technology and training for your staff. I have taken my practices from being computer less 11 years ago to being paperless 6 years ago with OCTs in all 4 practices for the last 6 years. With Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Linkedin accounts, I am keen to embrace the new generation of marketing opportunities.
I have been an active Board member over the years and have encouraged lively discussions at Board level always taking a keen interest in corporate governance. I also keep a keen eye on the financial side of the business. In the past I have presented at some of the Regional Meetings, at an Overseas Conference and several Annual Conferences.
As one of the longer term members of the Board I help to bring stability, but I always endeavour to challenge and analyse decisions, at times being controversial to ensure the best possible outcome for our members.