Numark, the UK’s largest chain of independent pharmacies, on Tuesday announced that the company has signed up its 4000th member.

 “This landmark figure is a testament to the need for support in a volatile market. Both groups and independents are turning to Numark for guidance on sustaining and developing their business in spite of cuts to pharmacy funding. There’s never been a better time to belong,” Jeremy Meader, Managing Director said.

The chain has seen rapid growth since 2016, with 1000 new members joining in the past 18 months.

“It is encouraging to see that the efforts we are putting into supporting our members is being recognized across the sector. We understand the struggles and hardships faced within the industry, we also have a great insight into the opportunities available and we will continue to cultivate these opportunities for community pharmacy and further develop our propositions to grow their business during these tough times,” Meader added.