Committee & Meeting Dates

The LOC meet every two months, usually at St Aldate Chambers in Gloucester. All Gloucestershire-registered contractors and performers are welcome to attend.

Meeting Dates 2019-20 

St Aldate Chambers, Russell Street, Gloucester GL1 1NE 7.45pm


Tuesday September 10th 2019

Tuesday November 19th 2019

Tuesday January 14th 2020

Tuesday March 10th 2020



Alvaro Borges - Chair

I was born in Porto (Portugal) and qualified as an Optometrist in 2007 after studying and working in Barcelona. Since then I've worked in different community optometry roles and also as a franchise director. I have a particular interest in glaucoma and children with special educational needs.

Susan Arnold - Treasurer
Qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 1994.  She began her career with Dollond & Aitchison in the Midlands area, moving on to independent practice after relocating to Gloucestershire in 2005.  She launched her own practice in Nailsworth (The Optical Shop) in 2006.  She joined the LOC initially as a committee member, and became Treasurer when Steve Guilford stood down after many years of service.  His continued support has been invaluable since she took on the role.  She is keen to ensure that the needs of all those involved in the optical profession within Gloucestershire are considered, as she feels that it is important to have both a commercial and clinical viewpoint represented.
Adrian Street - Secretary
Adrian is Director of Norville Opticians with long experience as a dispensing optician.
Kerry Irvine
Originally from Manchester, I graduated from the University of Bradford in 2005. For a number of years I worked in various practices around England including multiple, independant and domicilary, finally settling in Gloucestershire in 2009 when I became the Optometrist Director at Gloucester Specsavers. I have been involved with the LOC and Three Counties Optometry Society since 2010.  
Nigel Harris
Qualified as an optometrist with Boots in 1989, I have since worked in a variety of locations across the Midlands and have latterly been based in Cheltenham as Practice Manager. I have managed practices of varying sizes since 1992 and combined with this ongoing pre-reg supervision.
Ankur Trivedi
Following qualification in 2002 I have worked in both multiple and independent sector practices across Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Since 2005 I have been a junior partner at John Weygang Optometrists. I have an interest in contact lenses and sports vision.
Ian Shapcott
Born and educated in Bristol. Having graduated in Optometry at Cardiff I came to Gloucestershire to complete my training at Cheltenham General Hospital. After qualifying in 1985 I worked for a small group of practices in Cheltenham, managing the Charlton Kings branch until 1998. Since then I have been self-employed, working for several independent practices in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. I have served previously on the committee of the Three Counties Optometry Society and in 2003 I completed a degree in IT & Information Systems at the University of Gloucestershire.
Daniel Zawadzki
Clare Griffin
Amy Clarke
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