Press Release: ABDO welcomes Stuart Pell as new regional lead for the South of England

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is welcoming a new regional lead following Max Halford’s move to become ABDO Clinical Lead.

MECs qualified Contact Lens Optician Stuart Pell has been practising for over 25 years and will become lead for South of England. Stuart has wide experience in all aspects of Optics from initially working in a lab and gaining the SMC(Tech) qualification, dispensing and managing local and larger practices and previous business start-up experience to now being a MECs qualified Contact Lens Optician with a passion for extended services and education.

The ABDO regional leads are an integral part of the policy team who help deliver the ABDO objectives on maintaining high level DO services and developing them further to provide extended services within their local areas.

Stuart Pell says: “ABDO has made large strides over the past few years promoting its members with extended services including MECs pathways and I am looking forward to helping local leads influence these advancements for the wider benefit of all ABDO members.”

Commenting on the appointment, Debbie McGill, Policy and Public Affairs lead, said: “Stuart brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, which is an asset to us and our members and will enable him to provide support and assist with development going forward.”


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