Meet The Team

At Community Pharmacies we recognise that it is the passion and commitment of our people that helps us to succeed. We have a fantastic team of skilled individuals that enable us to provide a service we can all be proud to be a part of.

Below is a bit of background to each of us, our experience and also our areas of responsibility.

Elaine Martin

Elaine Martin

Position: Management Accountant

Telephone: 0845 034 1414

Elaine oversees the daily financial management of all our pharmacy branches including the coordination and production of the monthly management accounts for the group.

Qualified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Elaine has a wide range of experience across both the service and manufacturing sectors as well as multi-site financial management experience.

Helen Stewart

Helen Stewart

Position: Payroll & HR Administrator

Telephone: 0845 034 1414

Helen is responsible for managing payroll and HR across the business.

Qualified to CIPP Dip with HNC in Business & Finance Helen supports the finance team in making sure that all staff are paid accurately and on time and that all HR processes and procedures are up to date ensuring that the business operates in line with current employment and HMRC legislation.
Kat Ions

Kat Ions

Position: National Pharmacy Manager

Telephone: 07899 965997

Kat is an accomplished Multi-Site Operational Manager with a vast pharmacy experience spanning several successful companies. Highly driven and target-focused with strong a commercial shrewdness she has successfully motivated and led her previous teams to achieve profitability ahead of schedule.

She is an exceptional people-manager with extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of human resources. Having attained her second master’s degree in Human Resources Management and working her way through the CIPD levels.

Kat has significant experience of managing acquisitions and integrating them into the company portfolio smoothly. She has successfully set up several flagship premium pharmacies for previous companies and has where necessary undertaken pharmacy re-design in order to improve service and efficiency.

Practiced at preparing and delivering complex tenders Kat has successfully won various NHS supply contracts and national projects. She is particularly proud to have been responsible for a community pharmacy chain running nationwide research projects on behalf of the NHS and setting up Pre-Registration programmes.

Ryan Daniels

Ryan Daniels

Position: Accounts Assistant

Telephone: 0845 034 1414

Ryan is AAT level 3 qualified and prior to joining the team at Community Pharmacies worked for a well known accountancy practice specialising in the service sector assisting with the production of monthly management accounts as well as dealing with VAT returns across 120 sites.

Ryan is responsible for managing half the pharmacy portfolio from a purchase and invoice ledger perspective and is currently studying for his level 4 AAT qualification.

Tony Willetts

Tony Willetts

Position: Finance Director

Telephone: 0845 034 1414

Tony joined the business in November 2014 as Finance Director of Community Pharmacies.  His key responsibilities are internal and external financial reporting (management accounts, budgets and statutory accounts) and the overall financial management of the Group.

Tony's previous experience ranges from stock exchange listed multi-nationals to owner managed SME’s across a wide range of different industries.

Zuzana Hruba

Zuzana Hruba

Position: Accounts Assistant

Telephone: 0845 450 8066

Zuzana is AAT qualified and has worked in the hospitality and service sectors for several years prior to joining the finance team at Community Pharmacies.

Currently working towards her CIMA qualification Zuzana is responsible for managing the day to day invoice and purchase ledgers for half of the pharmacies in the group.