This award category is open to all pharmacy businesses that are delivering commercial success and enhancing the health status of their local population.
This award helps to demonstrate how pharmacies can, through their core business activities, help achieve improved health care and conditions for both patients and colleagues.
The Pharmacy Business Development Award targets pharmacies looking to improve their local community by enhancing health promotion, supporting skills, training and employment; or creating a better working environment. It will honour those business owners who have taken their companies, teams and results to 'the next level' of success.
The winning business must be able to demonstrate outstanding leadership and vision and a successful performance against its objectives. Judges are looking for evidence of exceptional growth and/or increased trading profit, success in finding new opportunities, new product/service development and/or new business development techniques.
GENERAL AWARDS CRITERIA
Enthusiasm and commitment to the enhancement of community pharmacy in Scotland
Exceptional quality above and beyond what is expected
An ability to overcome challenges in pursuit of goals
Evidence of how performance has been measured and benchmarked, in addition to evaluation of project's success
JUDGES WILL BE LOOKING FOR
What measurable impact has your initiative made on community pharmacy in the past year?
Evidence of your business growth
Evidence of how you have reached out beyond the pharmacy. How you have supported community groups or engaged them
Evidence of staff involvement and training
WHO CAN ENTER?
This category is open to all pharmacists working in either independent or chain pharmacies. Previous Pharmacy Business Development Award entrants, including winners, are also welcome to submit an entry. All entries will be judged by an independent panel of experts.
The judging panel, made up of respected members of the pharmacy academia and industry, will select a maximum of five finalists from each category based on those entries submitted. The will review the entries with other members of their panel and choose an overall winner.
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED ENTRIES:
The closing date for entries is 4:00pm on Friday 30 November 2018. All entries are treated in the strictest confidence and the judging panel will have signed a confidentiality agreement.
HOW TO ENTER
· If you enter more than one category you must complete a separate application form for each category.
· Complete all fields within application, including a photograph and list of local newspapers
· Send a maximum of 6 photographs along with any additional material to support your application.
AT LEAST ONE GOOD QUALITY PHOTOGRAPH OF ENTRANT/TEAM/STORE MUST BE INCLUDED, OR APPLICATION CANNOT BE ACCEPTED