Don Grocott was installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers on Wednesday 5 October 2016.
Don is well known across the optical world, having been Chairman of the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers and President of Euromcontact, the European contact lens manufacturers’ federation. He was also President of the Association of Optometrists and President of FODO, before spearheading the formation of the Optical Confederation to bring together key players in optics and present a co-ordinated view to government on issues affecting UK optical professionals, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and importers. Don was Chairman of the Optical Confederation until October 2014.
The installation of the new Master and Wardens took place during the Company’s annual service at St Bride’s, Fleet Street and was followed by a lunch at the historic Apothecaries’ Hall in the City of London, attended by visiting City Livery Company Masters and many guests and friends from across optics.