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Optos was founded and incorporated in 1992 by Douglas Anderson after his young son went blind in one eye after a retinal detachment was detected too late. Although his son was having regular eye exams, routine exams were uncomfortable, especially for a child, which made it impossible for the doctor to conduct a complete exam and view the entire retina. Anderson set out to commercialize a patient-friendly retinal image product that encompassed a digital widefield image of the retina in a single capture.

Our vision is to be The Retina Company and recognized as a leading provider of devices to eye care professionals for improved patient care. Our core devices produce ultra-widefield (UWF™), high-resolution optomap images of approximately 82% or 200◦ of the retina, something no other device is capable of doing in a single capture. An optomap image provides a bigger picture and more clinical information which facilitates the early detection, management and effective treatment of disorders and diseases evidenced in the retina such as retinal detachments and tears, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

Optos is committed to utilizing the latest technology to manufacture new products and software that support optomap as a standard of care, therefore, helping eye care professionals around the world save sight and lives. Furthermore the company continues to strengthen its clinical evidence and expand its disease indications to demonstrate the importance of imaging the entire retina.

In addition, our range of ultra-widefield retinal imaging devices, support different customer segments and patient needs such as wellness screening carried out by optometrists in primary care settings or, more exacting imaging in secondary care practices that are clinically managing a patient base with advanced ocular disease. Our most advanced imaging devices for disease management and treatment support ophthalmologists and retinal specialists in the medical care market.

Optos was financed through angel and venture capital investors until its flotation on the London Stock Exchange in February 2006. In May 2015, Optos was acquired by Nikon. In August of 2017, Optos celebrated the 25th anniversary of our founding and of ultra-widefield retinal imaging. Visit us at


CityHall Design - Logo development

Cityhall Design is a branding specialist working in the UK for a range of national and international clients, SME’s and start-ups. Our aim is to blend creativity with cutting-edge technology, using sustainable techniques, to deliver outstanding results to our clients.

Services include Identity Design, Brand Development, Website Development Digital Design Campaign Creation, Social Media Strategy, Design for Print Exhibition & Display Communication Strategy


Craig Pagett Photography - Event photography

As a part-time photographer based in Perthshire, and whilst maintaining a passion for the outdoors, Craig specialises in event photography. He regularly covers the Glencoe Marathon, the Kindrochit Quadrathlon, the Rob Roy Challenge, and continues to support many other organisations on an entirely charitable basis, volunteering his time to capture action and memories. Craig is also a keen sailor and a supportive member of LESC.

Craig regularly photographs weddings, and clients at all his events enjoy his relaxed and candid approach. In addition, Craig Pagett Photography will provide business support, communications, and marketing input, supported of course by a passion for photography.


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Brooks MacDonald Investment Managers

Brooks Macdonald Group plc, through its various subsidiaries, provides leading investment management services in the UK and internationally. The Group, which was founded in 1991 and began trading on AIM in 2005, had Discretionary Funds under Management of £17.3 billion as of January 2022.

Brooks Macdonald offers a range of investment management services to private high net worth individuals, pension funds, institutions, and trusts. The Group also provides financial planning as well as offshore investment management and acts as fund manager to a regulated OEIC providing a range of risk-managed multi-asset funds and a specialised absolute return fund.

The Group has 14 offices across the UK and the Channel Islands including London, Birmingham, Cheltenham, East Anglia, Exeter, Hampshire, Leeds, Manchester, Tunbridge Wells, Scotland, Wales, Jersey and Guernsey and Isle of Man.  Visit us at


In the UK and Channel Islands, Schroders are a leading adviser to high net worth individuals, family offices and charities under the Cazenove Capital brand. Internationally, Schroders Wealth Management has offices in Zurich, Geneva, Singapore and Hong Kong where financial advise us provided to high net worth individuals and family offices as well as clients wanting to book their assets offshore in those locations.

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Skandia supported The Brown Cup Scottish School Sailing before being re-branded as Old Mutual International. Old Mutual International changed its name to Quilter International in 2020. Quilter International is now part of Utmost International.

Quilter As one of the UK’s leading wealth management companies, Quilter’s purpose is to help create prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow.

The businesses within the group aim to provide high-quality products and services for the whole of your investment journey.

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