Gale Farm Pharmacy Recognised As Investor in People

(Posted on 12/05/15)

Gale Farm Pharmacy Recognised As Investor in People

Gale Farm Pharmacy, based at Gale Farm Surgery in Acomb, has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.

Established in 2012, Gale Farm Pharmacy has grown rapidly and is now a leading provider of pharmacy services to the local community.

The pharmacy is one of 18 joint venture pharmacies in the Community Pharmacies (UK) Ltd group all located in large health centre GP Practices across the country.  With the Support Team office based at Venture Point Business Park in Little Stanney, Chester, the group now employs over 220 staff and has plans for further growth.

Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People said, “Achieving the Investors in People Bronze standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of.  It is the sign of a company which is truly committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate Gale Farm Pharmacy and Community Pharmacies on their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said, “This is a fantastic achievement for Gale Farm Pharmacy and Community Pharmacies and I would like to congratulate the team on their success.  We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals.  With their Bronze accreditation, Gale Farm Pharmacy and Community Pharmacies are certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Hugh Lindsay, manager at Gale Farm Pharmacy said, "We are thrilled to have achieved this accreditation which demonstrates our commitment to our team of staff who work hard to ensure that they are providing the best service possible to all customers who use our pharmacy."

Commenting on the award, Andrew Murray, Managing Director of Community Pharmacies said, “Our people are our greatest asset.  We operate in a highly competitive sector and our success is driven by the passion for excellence in customer service that our teams up and down the country display.  As a support team we are hugely proud of achieving this award and look forward to continuing to invest in and develop our teams as we continue on our journey to be the best that we can be in the provision of pharmacy services.”

To find out more about Gale Farm Pharmacy’s services, follow us on Twitter @galefarmpharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Gale Farm Pharmacy, Gale Farm Surgery, 109-119 Front Street, Acomb, York, YO24 3BU.  Telephone 01904 784091.  Open 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 12pm on Saturdays.  Closed on Sundays.


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