Celesio UK (owners of Lloydspharmacy) has announced the appointment of a new director to strengthen the UK management team. As part of the European Pharmacy Network (ENP) programme, a third concept store has been opened in Scotland.
UK management team reorganised
The new marketing and sales director is Nigel Swift, who will also be responsible for a number of other directors within the business:-
Kirstie Hepburn - Retail Operations
Andrew Willets - (Public Sector and Healthcare Services)
Dave Rollinson - (sales director, third parties and dispensing doctors)
Chris Frost - market development
Leon Rudd - marketing
This is a promotion for Nigel Swift, who was previously responsible for the rollout of the new store designs as part of the EPN. In his new role he will report to recently appointed Celesio UK managing director Cormac Tobin.
Third concept store opened
Lloyds also opened its latest concept store last week in Auchterader, Perthshire. This now brings the total to three, the other stores are in Bromsgrove and Bicester. The opening of the new store comes after Lloyds lost a high court battle to prevent a rival pharmacy opening in the same town.
The group has been through a a traumatic time over the last two years with a number of directors being appointed and then leaving the business, plus the loss of 120 jobs at head office. Cormac Tobin is the group's fourth managing director since 2010.
By strengthening the management team and getting behind the EPN roll out, Lloyds will be a in a more competitive position.