Penny Power OBE
Entrepreneur and trailblazer in community, digital skills and mental fitness
Penny is the author of the Manifesto for Digital Business Britain, Know Me, Like Me, Follow Me and her latest book, “Business is Personal”. Penny believes strongly in community and the High Street and seeks to bring her online community, The Business Café to the High Street as an offline social meeting place for business.
Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Alan is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and is Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board of the Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre at Cass Business School, City, University of London.
HR & Customer Service Management
Workshop Speakers & Facilitators
|Gavin Rebello is a qualified optometrist and has many years experience running his own practices. He currently owns Holland Opticians in Malvern.
He is also a business coach and mentor helping business owners both within and outside of optometry show up as their best versions of themselves, with the primary goal of helping them and the staff get their work to deliver on the life they want.
Gavin is a founding director of Storm.
He has a passion for understanding clients businesses and helping them grow through practical marketing that takes the hassle away so they can focus on what they do best.
Having worked for STEPPER for fifteen years, since 2016 Peter has overseen the UK business as Managing Director. In addition, Peter is part of the international STEPPER Management Team with responsibilities including distributor management support and assistance to build strong STEPPER businesses across the world.
Within lenses, Peter spent over twenty years with Hoya and was a board member of Rawdon Optical.
Prior to joining Stepper, Alex held the position of Marketing Direct at Rayner & Keeler, where he successfully launched the first omnichannel retail into high street opticians.
Jonathon now works as Head of Professional Affairs for Alcon, where amongst other things he looks after their in house (Alcon Academy) and in field professional development teams and offering; delivering training, support and education to eye care practitioners throughout the UK and Ireland.
In 2015 Jonathon was elected to serve on BCLA council, and now sits on their Executive Committee as President Elect. Through this and other commitments to the Optometric profession he has also been part of working parties at the General Optical Council (GOC).
He has over 30 year’s optical experience, including National Training Manager for Specsavers Opticians, National Development Manager for Vision Express and Regional Operations for Boots Opticians. Due to Simon’s contribution in developing people within the Optical profession he was presented with an Honorary Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers award and subsequently given the Freedom of the City of London. Simon is also British Psychological Society qualified in Level A occupational testing and Level B personality assessments.
Andrew was a Technical and Professional Services Manager for a large European group for over 20 years where he was fully responsible for the day to day running of the organisation including overseeing production, technical training and profitability of the group. Andrew’s current role as UK Professional Services Manager for Hoya UK, involves him in a variety of support, management and training roles. He is not only responsible for in-house company training but creation and delivery of motivational seminars on lens product, prescription and task analysis to a wide group of professionals both in the UK and Mainland Europe.
Andrew is a regular lecturer and tutor at Hoya’s European facility in Budapest and is currently chair of the FMO Standards Panel and Vice Chair of the FMO Lens Focus Group.
Garry is a father of four , a practice owner and the managing director of the digital media agency Loving Social Media
He is currently working on his third book, championing the visibility of Multiple sclerosis and giving his best efforts to someday slowing down.
His current research is around the prevention of ocular, systemic and psychological morbidity through an understanding of the relationship between binocular vision and occupational visual needs, including reading difficulties and sport. Early results are showing a strong association between the predisposing signs to dyslexia and myopia as well as other signs on the autism spectrum (ASD). In sport Geraint held the Welsh high Jump record for three years and represented Great Britain internationally.
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