Business Support - Training

In addition to our services as a purchasing group, NEG work with a number of companies who help support your business, be that financially, marketing or education and training.


Positive Impact

Well trained staff are essential part of a modern independent practice, Posititve Impact offer a range of training, delivered in your practice. This not only enables all staff to receive the same training at the same time, but delivers real value for money and a company wide response.

Xact services

Xact services are tailored specifically to the sector and deal with all of the best practice and compliance issues an optometry practice will face including a full suite of services to assist with GOC requirements. Our services provide support for issues such as risk assessments in sector specific areas including a full suite of COSHH assessments, abrasive wheels, lasers and infection control etc. In the HR area our support would include sector specific contracts of employment, employee handbooks and job descriptions.


Optical Recruitment & Training Academy

As Managing Consultant for Orta, Optical Recruitment & Training Academy, Liam Franklin has enjoyed an extensive and successful career in retail and manufacturing optics. Through senior roles within the eyewear industry including positions at Luxottica, Shamir and Boots Opticians, Liam developed a detailed and unique understanding of the Optical Profession. Ownership of a luxury independent practice developed a deep understanding and empathy with the challenges faced by Independent owners. With an infectious passion for optics, eyewear and outstanding service, Liam saw an opportunity to pull together a team that enjoys an unrivalled ability to establish and understand the recruitment and training needs of optical retailers and manufacturers. Closely following the rapid changes in consumer habits, eyewear trends and optical innovation allows Liam and the Orta Team to deliver a service which allows their Clients to evolve and adapt, in order to survive and thrive in challenging conditions. With Independent businesses having limited resources for recruitment and training, Orta have set out to provide affordable services that generate a fast return on investment and build staff and customer satisfaction, business performance and profitability