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PharmacyForum UKI 2018

PharmacyForum UKI 2018

May 2-3, 2018

Hotel Don Carlos, Marbella

Hotel Don Carlos, Marbella | May 2-3, 2018

Now in its 4th year, Pharmacy Forum UKI brings the best in retail pharmacy to network, share ideas and meet with companies that can help improve their business.

The event program is structured to maximise time away from the office. The pre-planned face-to-face meetings allow companies to focus on their business needs whilst opening them up to new contacts within the industry. 

Chris Ellett
Transformation Director, Well Pharmacy

Keynote, Chris Ellett, Transformation Director, Well Pharmacy

Chris has 15 years of experience in business transformation and excellence, with over a decade in senior leadership roles. He is currently Director of Transformation at Well, previously leading the transformation at the Co-operative Group.  In his spare time, Chris enjoys taking part in triathlons and other equally challenging physical activity.  Delivering the keynote at PharmacyForum, Chris’s presentation will look at implementing hub & spoke; and the clicks & mortar future for pharmacies, and how changing consumer behaviour will necessitate the need to embrace technology and the digital approach to keep up with consumers’ needs.

Christopher Vowles
Head of Valuation, Medical, Christie & Co

Speaker, Christopher Vowles, Head of Valuation, Medical, Christie & Co

The Current State of the Pharmacy Market - Demand and Supply and the Effect on Market Value.

Chris joined Christie & Co in 2008 and was appointed Director in 2010. Chris has overall responsibility for valuation work undertaken across our medical business with particular expertise in the GP, pharmacy and dental sectors.

With a client base of leading corporate and independent operators together with key banks and lending institutions, Chris has been integrally involved in all of Christie & Co’s major medical advisory instructions since joining the business and is frequently invited to speak at industry events and conferences.

John D'Arcy
Managing Director, Numark

Panellist, John D'Arcy, Managing Director, Numark

John has degrees in both pharmacy and law from the University of London.  Following a pre-registration pharmacy year in hospital he held a number of community pharmacy management positions and joined the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), becoming Chief Executive in 1996.  He was a member of the Trade Association Forum Steering Group and its Chairman between 2005-07.  John joined Rowlands Pharmacy - a group owning some 500 pharmacies - as Commercial Director in 2007.  In 2010 he was appointed Managing Director, Numark – a virtual head office for the owners of around 3000 community pharmacies in the UK.

Jay Badenhorst
Managing Director, Whitworth Chemists

Panellist, Jay Badenhorst, Managing Director, Whitworth Chemists

Jay became Managing Director at Whitworth’s in 2015, having worked for them as Superintendent Pharmacist since 2009.  His operations and management background, and his significant experience in developing and managing people has delivered impressive results across the whole spectrum of pharmacy services.  Since his appointment he has successfully grown and diversified the business, raising the profile of Whitworth into a well-known, multiple independent pharmacy chain.

Jay is also Chairman for Tees LPC; in his spare time teaches fitness class as a qualified Group Fitness Instructor; and is currently doing his postgraduate (LLM) studies in International Humanitarian Law.

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Event Partners


For more than 40 years, Volumatic have been pioneering cash handling products that enhance security, reduce shrinkage and deliver process efficiencies to the retail, banking and leisure sectors. Volumatic products are used to count and protect over $4 billion dollars.

Real World Analytics

RWA provides a data analytics based Decision Support Solution for multi-store pharmacies which is delivered as a Cloud service. It provides best in class head office pharmacy and retail decision making to drive better cash management and profitability.

The venue

Located on the beach, set in 40,000 square metres of sub-tropical gardens and just 30 minutes from Malaga airport, the Don Carlos hotel is the perfect setting for this year’s event. 

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