The 21st edition of the Pharmacy Business Awards have been postponed due to a dramatic rise in the number of Omicron cases nationwide in recent months.
The in-person event — initially scheduled to be held on February 3 — will now be held on Wednesday March 23 in central London.
The awards dinner hosted by the Asian Media Group — owners of Pharmacy Business — was initially scheduled to be held on February 3.
“Given the uncertainties around Omicron and the impact it could have on our community, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the twenty-first edition of the Pharmacy Business Awards,” an AMG spokesperson said, adding: “We feel this is the best and safest decision for our award winners, guests and partners.”
Event organizers expect a senior Government minister and leading figures from the sector to join the celebrations which are held annually to recognize the very best of community pharmacy up and down the country.
The previous edition — the 20th annual Pharmacy Business Awards — slated to be held in 2020 were also postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic and were eventually held virtually on January 21, 2021.
“We hope to be back to our normal schedule and host the 22nd Pharmacy Business Awards later this year,” the AMG spokesperson added.
The Pharmacy Business Awards — one of the sector’s most prestigious and coveted awards — are given away in a number of categories to celebrate excellence in community pharmacy.