The business and networking group for independents, SightCare, has formed a strategic alliance with online business group Storm that is designed to support independent opticians across the UK.
Announcing the partnership, the organisations explained that the alliance has been established to “bring business owners, and their staff, leading business tools and service offerings that will help them accelerate return on investment.”
The organisations will collaborate on various activities across SightCare’s business support services, as well as Storm’s online business tools. An immediate benefit of the alliance will see SightCare members and Storm subscribers gain access to exclusive savings when they join the other organisation.
Commenting on the partnership, SightCare CEO, John French, said: “This alliance combines our experience of independent business support services with Storm’s experience in the technical environment in which our clients operate to deliver a powerful proposition. Working together as an integrated team, combining advisory services and innovative products, we will be able to connect on both existing and future initiatives to help our members maximise their technology investments and drive better business outcomes.”
Co-founder of Storm, David Samuel, added: “I have always been passionate about independent optical practice and this alliance is an excellent opportunity to work together with SightCare to help people with independent practices thrive and grow. This relationship enables an ever-widening group of energised business owners to achieve their professional and personal goals supported by SightCare’s portfolio of business services and Storm’s online systems.”