The 2012 Pharmacy Business Awards, the pinnacle of events in the pharmacy calendar, celebrates its 11th year with another glittering ceremony. Here we take a look at the companies supporting the Awards this year
Teva UK Limited is delighted to be able to support the important work done by community pharmacy in the UK through its sponsorship of the Pharmacy Business of the Year Award 2012.
The Pharmacy Business awards are an important way of recognising excellence across all areas of pharmacy, and enable us to demonstrate our continued support of community pharmacy in the UK. Teva is committed to supporting community pharmacists and the enormous contribution they make to the healthcare of their local community.
Running a pharmacy in the UK is becoming more and more challenging, as the healthcare landscape continues to evolve rapidly and increasing demands are placed on a pharmacist's time. This is where supply and manufacturing partners can help, taking their relationship with the pharmacist beyond price and looking at how they can tailor their offering to provide exactly the right kind of support pharmacists need in this increasingly challenging healthcare environment. As the UK's leading generics manufacturer, we have the resources to be able to tailor our offering and provide pharmacists exactly the kind of support they need to help them continue to do the important job of providing healthcare to their patients.Kim Innes, Commercial Director Teva UK
The Pharmacy Business Entrepreneur of the Year award will be awarded to the independent community pharmacist who demonstrates outstanding dedication, initiative, and entrepreneurial skills. The pharmacy will be able to demonstrate continued ambition and entrepreneurial achievements that have enabled them to demonstrate outstanding success in what are challenging economic times.
The sponsorship of The Pharmacy Business Entrepreneur of the Year award allows the Actavis Academy to recognise the sheer dedication of the best people that are working across the industry. It is with this in mind that the Actavis Academy continues to work with The University of Greenwich, to provide a Business Management program that will further support our customers to manage and grow their business day-to-day.
It is the awards 12th anniversary, and the Actavis Academy is delighted to be working with Pharmacy Business to sponsor the Entrepreneur of the Year award. We wish all of the entrants the very best of luck and we look forward to meeting the winner the evening of the awards.Michael Cann, Director - Generics
Alliance Healthcare, in association with Almus and Alphega Pharmacy UK is delighted to be sponsoring the Pharmacy Business Enterprise Award. This award celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of pharmacy in the UK and will recognise one pharmacy that has "the most enterprising venture within any area of the pharmacy".
Enterprise and pharmacy go hand in hand. Historically, pharmacists have always exercised great ingenuity to meet the health and wellbeing requirements of their customers and patients. As the income from dispensing continues to become a less integral part of pharmacy success, pharmacists are more than ever demonstrating their entrepreneurial skills by identifying new services and sources of income.
The practice of pharmacy in the UK continues to move irrevocably towards more patient focused services. Successful entrepreneurial pharmacists are connecting with their customers and providing them with the pharmacy-led services they need, want - and are willing to pay for, whether privately or through the NHS.
Alphega Pharmacy UK demonstrates its ongoing entrepreneurial support to help its members grow their businesses, while Almus continues to successfully develop and innovate its range of generic medicines.
The entrepreneurs of pharmacy have and will continue to be the long-term future of the profession and we would like to congratulate and wish all the nominees the very best of luck!Jeremy Main, Managing Director, Alliance Healthcare
Bristol Laboratories Ltd is proud to be sponsoring the Pharmacy Business Team of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive year in a row. We are pleased to see organizations recognizing efforts put in by their teams as they are the driving forces of the company. Therefore it is important that they are rewarded fairly and purely on the basis of hard work and dedication.
Bristol Laboratories Ltd believes that teamwork is the backbone of any successful organisation and enforces on this principle.
While pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare providers in the community, they too have a team, made up of trained individuals with their own responsibilities, that ensures the smooth running of the business and delivers the best patient-care possible.
Keeping this in mind, Bristol Laboratories Ltd is delighted to be part of recognising a team that has immensely contributed to the community through their outstanding service in patient care and business growth and is proud to announce the winning team of the Pharmacy Business Team of the Year Award 2011.
Bristol Laboratories Ltd would also like to wish all the entrants best of luck.T Ramachandran, CEO and Managing Director, Bristol Laboratories Ltd.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is again very proud to be the sponsor of the Pharmacy Business Innovation award, which recognises a forward thinking pharmacist who has demonstrated real passion for innovation. GSK is a company that strives to be innovative with the way it develops its brands to enable people to do more, feel better, live longer. GSK is glad to reward a pharmacist who holds fast similar standards within the pharmacy profession.Andrew Clark, Channel Controller Pharmacy & Dental, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare UK
McNeil Products is delighted to support the Pharmacy Business Awards. We are particularly pleased and proud to support the award for Pre-Reg Pharmacist of the Year 2012.
In business it is young people, starting out on their careers that will have the challenge and responsibility of delivering the future vision of today's leadership. This is particularly the case for pharmacy as the profession transitions to a role that will focus on advice, service and support.
Today's young pharmacists are emerging from pre-registration with a wide range of knowledge and information. To excel in their new roles, all young pharmacists must be able to take on the challenges with skill and confidence. They must be able to demonstrate their value in an evolving primary healthcare environment through service quality, delivering value added outcomes.
In addition to having a real understanding of these changes, the Pharmacy Business Pre-Reg Pharmacist of the Year winner must be able to demonstrate a real passion and desire to take on future challenge whilst already embracing today's emerging opportunities.
The McNeil team has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of pharmacy. We are a long-term supporter of pharmacy and young pharmacists in particular. Through our work with the BPSA and Schools of Pharmacy throughout the UK, we constantly strive to improve our service and support to pharmacy undergraduates, pre-registration students and young pharmacists.David Mitchell, Head of Pharmacy, McNeil Products Ltd a Johnson & Johnson company
Mark Turrell, Nelsons UK General Manager, says "We are very excited to be getting involved with the Pharmacy Business Awards to launch the 'Natural Healthcare Pharmacist of the Year' award. It is a great time to recognise Pharmacists who have taken advantage of the exciting opportunities in natural healthcare through listening to their customers, helping them contribute to their own healthcare and encouraging patient choice in line with government strategy. We want to reward the hard work that Pharmacists are doing to promote natural healthcare to the public and to educate their customers. Together, we are driving a sector that continues to grow the economy."
"P&G PharmacyCare is delighted to be sponsoring The Health & Beauty Retailer of the Year Award. We firmly believe that through the use of logical category management and best practise merchandising techniques stores can convert the high levels of prescription traffic into health and beauty purchases at a time when every additional revenue stream is so important. This award recognises excellence in this field and we hope acts as an inspiration to others"Dave Ewan, UK Pharmacy Channel Business Leader
"Pfizer Healthy Partnerships is delighted to support 'Pharmacist Prescriber of the year award' through its sponsorship of the Pharmacy Business Awards 2012. We believe the role of the prescriber is at the forefront of services being offered within pharmacy and is vital not only to the overall patient experience within pharmacy, but also to the future of pharmacists as frontline healthcare providers. Through Pfizer Healthy Partnerships, we aim to work in collaboration with pharmacists to deliver the support needed in key aspects of their pharmacy business. The Pharmacy Business awards are an important way of recognising the excellent contribution pharmacy makes to patient care and as such we are delighted to support this event."Paul Wilson - Commercial Accounts Director, Established Products Business Unit, Pfizer UK
Reckitt Benckiser is delighted to be supporting the Pharmacy Business awards and to be sponsoring the Pharmacy Assistant of the year
The changing face of healthcare and the Pharmacy contract have meant the past few years have been extremely challenging, not only for Pharmacists but for the Pharmacy Assistants as well. High quality training for pharmacists and their staff is at a premium, and an increasing emphasis is placed on the knowledge of staff.
It is the Pharmacy assistant who is frequently the first point of contact with a patient/customer, and these (often) unsung heroines (and heroes) have to make decisions on recommendation, when to pass the customer to the pharmacist, keep abreast of POM to P, and P to GSL switches and changes in legislation. All this whilst running the front of the shop business.
Reckitt Benckiser have for many years been at the forefront of Pharmacy Assistant education, with our award winning evening seminars, educational detailing and Nurofen Academy, supported by a team of professional territory managers. It was a natural choice to recognise pharmacies who share the same aim of developing their staff, and we are therefore delighted to be sponsoring the Pharmacy Support Staff TrainingTrevor Gore, Sales Development Controller, Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Ltd
"Sandoz UK is delighted to support the Pharmacy Business Patient Services Award 2012. At Sandoz we believe that providing excellent patient services will be the defining parameter of pharmacy in the near and long term future.
With the Patient Services Award, Sandoz would like to recognise pharmacies providing innovative services by meeting the health needs within their local communities. We would also like to present these pharmacies as positive examples to others, helping them to further develop their service offerings.
The business environment for the community pharmacist has changed significantly over recent years, and it will continue to evolve. As patient services become an integral part of running a successful pharmacy: Sandoz is committed to support pharmacists to make the necessary transitions in their business model to enable them to continually and effectively deliver successful patient services".Tony Cordrey, Sales Director Sandoz UK
Sigma Pharmaceuticals are delighted to continue to support the Pharmacy Business Awards for the 12th year running, demonstrating once again the Company's continued support to the pharmacy sector.
Independent pharmacies are an essential part of a local community, playing a crucial role in the healthcare for it's people. Sigma's aim is to continue to develop a close partnership with independent community pharmacies, and through our sponsorship, can reward pharmacists who show the results of community care.
I would like to wish all the entrants the very best of luck and look forward to meeting the worthy winner at the Awards in October.Bharat Shah, managing director, Sigma Pharmaceuticals
"Wockhardt UK are proud to be associated with the Pharmacy Business Awards 2012 as sponsor of the Pharmacy Business Pharmacy Chain of the Year 2012 Award", said Managing Director Mr Sirjiwan Singh.
Wockhardt UK is sponsoring this Award to recognise the invaluable contribution that Pharmacy chains make in improving and developing the healthcare in their local communities, delivering high quality patient-led services in line with NHS plans but based on local needs.
Since Ceuta Healthcare was founded over 17 years ago, we have been focused promoting and supporting our clients brands in Independent and Regional Pharmacy. As one of the largest teams in the UK Health and Beauty pharmacy business, we understand the importance of 'the brand' not only to our clients but also our Pharmacy customers. Brands provide vital footfall and profit to our Independent and Regional Pharmacy Customers, so we are delighted to once again be sponsoring such a prestigious award celebrating the great work done in building brands for pharmacy."Chris Clarkson, Group Director of Pharmacy, Ceuta Healthcare Ltd