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.
For some years NEG has been able to offer preferential rates to members for their card payments. As part of this service, our partners at Acceptcards monitor rates to ensure we offer the best terms available to our members. With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer preferential rates with Cardnet, part of the Lloyds banking group.
Many members have already taken advantage of these exceptionally good rates, with members saving 10, 15 or even 20% on their current merchant card arrangements. To find out more please see the Cardnet page in the supplier section of the members area on our website or call 0345 6042491 Option 2, quoting NEG/23.
OPS is an exclusive service for NEG members. It offers a cost effective way of collecting monthly payments from your patients, by Direct Debit. Regardless of whether you already collect DDs or use standing Orders, OPS can save you money and offer an easy to use, paperless service which can help you manage your cashflow and increase your patient loyalty. Click on link below for more detailsDownload
Already well known within the industry, Performance Finance have been providing a comprehensive financial service to Opticians for many years, including; leasing, hire purchase and loans for IT, refits and that all important equipment. They also offer a range of products such as Insurance, Protection (life & Critical illness), Pensions, Investments, Wills and Trusts.Visit
Specs Network is a website with a difference, supported by Seiko Optical. It educates patients regarding eyecare as part of a total well being programme and the importance of their local optician. By joining the network you can become part of the campaign and be seen by hundreds of potential new patients.Visit
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.Visit
NEG has worked for a number of years with Citation, one of the UK's leading providers of HR & Employment law and Health & Safety compliance. There are a number of levels of support depending on what you require as a business. The "How To Hub" web portal is there to give you information about the latest legislation, enable you to share important documents with staff and start their training via the inline resources. All this for NEG members is just £18 +VAT per annum, FREE for the first year of membership.
You can then upgrade to the workplace expert level, for a monthly fee, which offers a comprehensive service, as if you had your own HR department of Health & safety officer, enabling you to be fully compliant at all times