Independent appoints new director

Craig McArthur named director and shareholder of Peter Ivins Eyecare

24 Jan 2017 by Emily McCormick

Craig McArthur named director of Peter Ivins EyecareOptometrist Craig McArthur has been named as a new director and shareholder of Bearsden-based Scottish independent Peter Ivins Eyecare.

Mr McArthur (pictured right) has worked at the practice since it was established in 2010. Commenting on his appointment, he told OT: “Becoming a director and shareholder was planned before opening the practice as part of carefully premeditated succession planning.” 

He explained: “This, in my eyes, is a win-win for both myself and the practice – it ensures long-term continuity for both our staff and our patients, and also secures my future career.”

Sharing details of the succession planning, optometrist and practice co-owner, Peter Ivins (pictured left), explained that the business used the HMRC-approved Enterprise Management Incentive scheme to appoint Mr McArthur as a director, which also allowed him to acquire shares in the practice.

Highlighting the importance of succession planning, Mr Ivins added: “[Succession planning] is something that all independent practice owners should consider and this system is a very good way of ensuring all parties involved get a win-win situation. I’m personally delighted that this has taken place and look forward to a great future for the practice.”


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