The economic outlook for optometry



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Optometry Today (OT), in partnership with the Hakim Group and the AOP, are pleased to provide this 60-minute webinar.

In a webinar hosted by Gavin Rebello, leading economist Roger Martin-Fagg looks into the future as he breaks down the economy during a period of high interest rates and inflation and the economic outlook for independent practice owners as well as the wider optical industry.

The focus will be around the economy and Hakim Group independent practice owners from across five nations (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland) will share their perspectives on navigating geopolitical, macroeconomic and industry challenges that lie in the road ahead for the independent sector.

Roger will cover:

  • What impact can practice owners expect on their turnover and profitability?
  • How will inflation impact the optical industry?
  • What trends do practice owners need to understand to prepare for future success?
  • All this and much more will be interrogated in detail in this insightful webinar with a Q&A session with Hakim Group independent practice owners

7.00PM - 8.00PM

  • The economic outlook for optometry

Roger Martin-Fagg

Roger Martin FaggRoger Martin-Fagg is an economist who combines insight into the financial and policy worlds with management strategy. As such he delivers both an economic outlook, and what organisations should do to prepare. After studying economics, economic history and geography Martin-Fagg worked as an economist with the New Zealand Government. He returned to the UK to work in the air transport industry before teaching strategy and economics at Henley Management College to senior managers from a wide range of industries.

Martin-Fagg specialises in making economic activity, trends and indicators understandable to non-economists and cuts through the jargon to reveal what the numbers, market shifts and policy announcements really mean.

He also considers the strategy organisations need in order to grow, and how that strategy should evolve, be articulated and reviewed.

As a consultant Roger Martin-Fagg has designed and facilitated strategic management programs for companies such as Sainsbury, Taylor Wimpey, Lloyds Banking Group, ABF, BSI, Experian and Santander.

He is also the author of Making Sense of the Economy, a practical explanation of everything from GDP to money supply to interest rates aimed at managers who are not economists. And visiting faculty to Duke, Ashridge, Henley and Bath Business Schools.

Gavin Rebello


Gavin Rebello

Member of SharkLink and director at eight Hakim Group independent practices in the Midlands




Paul Adler


Paul Adler

Optometrist and director at Paul Adler Opticians, a Hakim Group independent practice




Dr Scott Mackie


Scott MackieOptometrist and director at Mackie Opticians, a Hakim Group independent practice





Chris Tanorella


Chris Tannorella

Optometrist and director at Julian Davies Opticians and Bateman Opticians, a group of Hakim Group independent practices




Mairead Colleran


Mairead Colleran

Optometrist and director at Maloney Keady Opticians, a Hakim Group independent practice




Margaret Mckergan

Northern Ireland

Margaret Mckergan

Practice Buddy at Hakim Group