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Co-op Pharmacy expands senior team


Retailer The Co-operative Pharmacy has appointed a new Operations Director as part of its expansion of its senior team, it was announced today.

The high street pharmacist is looking to strengthen its executive team to ensure the smooth running of its entire branch network and estate portfolio, including new store openings and relocations.

Co-operative Pharmacy Managing Director, John Nuttall, welcomed Davies into his new role, highlighting his strong retail background.

“Tim has a vast understanding of the pharmaceutical and retail industries having started his career as a pharmacist, progressing to senior management roles via a number of different business areas,” he explained.

“He will be an asset to the team.”

Part of the Co-operative Group, the Co-operative Pharmacy is the third-largest pharmacy chain in the UK with nearly 800 branches, employing more than 6,000 people across its operations, including stores, head office and its distribution centre.

Earlier in the year, the pharmacy opened its first e-store, offering its products and service via an online platform .

Services include a A-Z health directory, an NHS Direct symptom checker as well as a tool enabling customers to book appointments for biometric health testing, including checks on blood pressure, total cholesterol and blood glucose via the site.

Davies joins the retailer from primary care company Assura, where he was Managing Director of its pharmacy division. He has also held operational and general management roles at leading high street health & beauty and pharmaceuticals retailer Boots.

Commenting on his appointment, Davies said: “This is an exciting time to be joining The Co-operative Pharmacy and I am delighted to be working for a business that is not only renowned for its ethical credentials but, as part of a wider group, presents such a range of opportunities.

“I am looking forward to helping build upon the existing reputation of The Co-operative Pharmacy brand, enhancing the delivery of healthcare at the heart of the communities we serve.”

Published on Monday 24 October by Editorial Assistant

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