bringing business to business
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.
- Learn from product specialists in an environment focused on collaboration rather than sales.
- Carefully selected suppliers will seek to listen to your requirements and work to deliver their product to fit.
- Access the industry’s most innovative suppliers to learn about new products.
- We’ll take care of the details, leaving you to talk business in pre-scheduled, one-on-one appointments.
- Network with your peers and suppliers through a first-class social event designed to develop and strengthen relationships in an informal environment.
- Get in front of hard to reach Heads of Pharmacy for one-to-one meetings in a luxury setting away from the distractions of their day to day business.
- Our invitation only policy means you’ll meet high calibre pharmacy groups that come open minded and ready to do business.
- Tailored customer meetings focusing on pharmacy groups that fit with your business priorities.
- Take your customer relationships to the next level by spending quality time with the pharmacies beyond the meetings.
Transformation Director, Well Pharmacy
Keynote, Chris Ellett, Transformation Director, Well Pharmacy
Chris has 15 years' experience in business transformation, 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. 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.
In his spare time, Chris takes part in triathlons and other equally challenging physical activity. He's just begun a challenge for 2018 - 12 sporting challenges in 12 months in aid of the Stroke Association - which is the charity that OpenRoom will be supporting for the event. If you'd like to support him too, you can at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-ellett
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 was appointed Director of Christie & Co in 2010. He has overall responsibility for valuation work undertaken across the medical business with particular expertise in the GP, pharmacy and dental sectors.
With a client base of corporate and independent operators together with 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.
Chief Executive, PSNC
Panel, Sue Sharpe, Chief Executive, PSNC
A lawyer by background, Sue became Chief Executive of PSNC in 2001 with a mandate to develop the organisation's capability to negotiate effectively with the NHS and reform the community pharmacy service. She led the negotiating and adoption of pharmacy Medicines Use Reviews, public health interventions and more recently commissioning of a support service for newly prescribed medicines. Sue will be discussing a blueprint for how to use pharmacies to save NHS costs. Sue was awarded an OBE in 2014 and an honorary doctorate of Science by the University of Sunderland in 2015.
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.
Managing Director, Whitworth Chemists
Panellist, Jay Badenhorst, Managing Director, Whitworth Chemists
Jay has been MD at Whitworth’s since 2015, and prior to that was their Superintendent Pharmacist for 6 years. His operations and management background, and experience in developing and managing people has delivered impressive results across the whole spectrum of pharmacy services. Since his appointment he has 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; is a qualified Group Fitness Instructor; and is currently doing his postgraduate (LLM) studies in International Humanitarian Law.
Panellist, Ian Strachan, Chairman, NPA
Ian owns Strachan’s Chemists – a chain of four pharmacies in the North West. Alongside his pharmacy business, Ian is a healthcare writer and consultant, and has been Chairman of the NPA for the last 4 years.He’s the longest serving chairman the NPA has had, and has presided over one of the most challenging periods in its history. He has been an uncompromising champion of independent pharmacy and has influenced community pharmacy beyond what is sometimes obvious.
Ian is a qualified pilot, was an ex-forensic scientist at the Home Office for 5 years, and perhaps most surprisingly, is a semi-professional Frank Sinatra impersonator and has appeared at many events both in Europe and across the UK!
Commercial Director, Volumatic
Workshop Leader, James Harris, Commercial Director, Volumatic
A Year on - What Affect has the National Living Wage had on your Business?
National Living Wage was brought into effect in 2017. James will facilitate a discussion on what impact this has had on your businesses, how you are mitigating against it, and what it means for the future of British retail.
Co-Founder & CEO of Real World Analytics
Ignite Session, Conall Lavery, Co-Founder & CEO of Real World Analytics
Getting on top of Category M & Concessions
In 2017 the clawback from Category M was significant, and in many cases, it wasn’t accrued for by pharmacy groups. There is little point looking at CAT M without looking at the effects of Concessions, so we bring these together. This view will have a profound effect on cashflow planning. In this presentation we will share these insights and provide tips for those without a sophisticated data analytics system. We will also look at the implications for buying. Where there is something similar in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland we will reference their issues.
Managing Director, The Jordon Group
Ignite Session, Paul Jordon, Managing Director, The Jordon Group
How Bespoke Shopfitting Solutions can Maximise Capacity and Product range helping Boost Revenue
Pharmacies operate in often compromised spaces where every inch of space needs to be utilised to its best potential. Paul will explain how, using bespoke shopfitting design and equipment, pharmacy retailers can maximise the capacity and product range in their sales area thus increasing footfall and boosting sales.
Gondella & Jordon Group
The Jordon Group are a UK nationwide shopfitting company established in 1965 and are collaborating with Gondella at this years’ pharmacy forum. The Jordon Group’s complete turnkey shopfitting service along with Gondella’s high-quality, elegant and ingenious shopfitting solutions make for the perfect partnership for all pharmacy needs.
The Stroke Association is a UK charity working to prevent stroke, support everyone touched by stroke, and help fund research. Chris Ellett, our keynote speaker at PharmacyForum will be undertaking a sporting challenge of 12 rigourously physical events in 12 months. Any money raised will go to the Stroke Association. Please do support him if you feel you can - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-ellett
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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