The Optical Suppliers’ Association announced the death of optical instrument veteran, Wayne Coleman, aged 70.

Coleman worked in the optical instrument business for almost 40 years, including for Birmingham Optical Group and Hanson Instruments.

Former colleague Chris Tyler said: ‘Wayne had countless friends in optics and mentored many who went on to have impressive careers. He was a cheeky chappie who always had a smile on his face, and he will be sorely missed.’

Wayne leaves his wife Andrea and children, Ann-Marie, Kristen, Amy and Laura, along with six grandchildren.