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“My manager recommended that I come down and I have to say it has been well worth it. The Future Practice hub has been particularly useful. This is my first visit and I really am hugely impressed with all of it.”

Kevin Forbes

Dispensing Optician, Henley-on-Thames

"My wife and I travelled from Knaresborough for our 5th visit. It’s a great showcase full of frames variety and a great focus on new materials and processes. Unlike other shows we have been to it’s really modern and clean.”

Darryl Taylor

Optometrist

“This is our first visit and we’re so impressed with the smaller niche frames suppliers. We have had our eyes opened, the business services offering has broadened our horizons. It’s very useful for small independents like us.”

Andrew and Barbara Lomas

Halifax

“It’s our second time at the show and we love the variety, balance, and the CET opportunities.”

Hasan Akhtar & Philippa Franklin

“We’ve come over from Gibraltar, and love that it is such an intimate show. It’s also nice to see so many independent businesses as we like to work with SME’s similar to ourselves”

Eileen Bassadone-Gache and Helena Kealey

Practice Owner and Optometrist

“As a photojournalist, I love this show. I love the colours and the different designers. The stands are all very nice. They are well lit, which makes the products shine.”

Paul Quezada-Neiman

Photojournalist

“This is our second time visiting the show and I love that it is so friendly and full of variety. My husband collects his CET points and me and the baby get to enjoy the more fun aspects of the show!”

Robina Tabrett

Optometrist

“The seminars have been really great and to a very high standard. The AOP GOC registration seminar was very enlightening and the talk by Dr Cumar about challenges in the 21st century was interactive and very well presented.”

Anusia Ebemzer

Dispensing Optician, Boots

“It really is excellent. There’s a lot going on and it’s nice to see so many opticians on a Saturday when you’d expect them to be working. I’ve been doing a lot of CET and I’ll be returning on Monday because there is just so much more to see.”

Stephen Hopkinson

Dispensing Optician, Roger Pope Opticians

“It’s our first time at 100% and it’s a great atmosphere. There is so much going on. We’ve been to other trade shows in the past as we’re based in Manchester but this show definitely has more colour and there’s much more to see.”

Rachel Smith

Trainee Dispensing Optician, Sally French-Teeling Opticians

“We love the show and come every year. It’s so intimate and easy to get to with no parking hassle! We’ve come for the day and will squeeze a theatre visit in the evening. We know we are heading back to Southwell happy show-goers!”

Andrew and Barbara Sybey

Nottingham

“We’ve had a lovely day. We came for points, information and networking – in fact we all had different reasons for coming but it’s been lovely.”

Sally Phillips

Dipple and Conway

“The CET is really informative and there is a really good selection of frames.  My son is happy because there’s lots of food. But Saturday is great day to come – it’s a bit quieter than the Sunday, when I normally come, and I’m getting a lot of attention and help from exhibitors.”

Mrs Pardeep Grewal

“We flew over from Greece for the show. We really like it. The foot massages are a welcome bonus!”

Owner, Rea Naoum Optician

“It’s a great place for networking and meeting people and the press office team were friendly and helpful”

Charles Greenwood

Director, JCL Consulting

“It’s an excellent show with a very positive vibe and there’s a fantastic mix of suppliers to meet”

Andy Chapman

Managing Director, Chapmans

“We love this event – we go to fashion events which aren’t as good as this – this place is our favourite for us.”

Cecile Essono

Fashion stylist and Violeta Sofia, Fashion photographer

Welcome to Quix

“This is a great event, it’s informative, colourful and has a great atmosphere. I really liked the fact that in the press office, when I asked about the AI conference that I couldn’t attend, they took the time to explain what it covered and told me where I could find the speaker and his company, My iClinic, and then told me another session I would be interested in. Great service.”

Sohail Gulamali

Director, SYG Optics