08/21/2012 (press release: OnlinePR) // Midcounties Co-operative Pharmacy
Liz Brooke has been welcomed to the community of Kidderminster as Manager of The Midcounties Co-operative Pharmacy branch on Linden Avenue.
After working as a self-employed pharmacist for 18 years – regularly based at Linden Avenue – Liz has settled as a full-time colleague, joining the existing five members of the team.
During her short time at Midcounties, Liz has already implemented two additional services. Firstly, weight management, which offers advice on healthy eating and exercise during flexible weekly or fortnightly appointments, and secondly alcohol intervention. This service is available on a drop-in basis for customers to receive guidance on their drinking habits.
Liz, aged 41 from Bewdley, said: “I’m thrilled to have become a permanent part of the team, especially during the International Year of Co-operatives, which celebrates the values I share with the Society. Customers have also been very welcoming, offering their congratulations, which I really appreciate.
“My new role gives me more responsibility, which I’m really enjoying as I have the opportunity to bring my expertise to the pharmacy.”
Julie Sheldon, Midcounties’ Operations Manager, said: “Having known Liz for many years, it’s fantastic to have her on board as a permanent colleague. She still continues to impress us, having thrown herself into the job at hand.
“We’re extremely grateful for her enthusiasm and commitment to not only supporting her team but ensuring we continue to offer a variety of quality and convenient services to the community.”
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NOTES FOR EDITORS
The Midcounties Co-operative has its headquarters in Warwickshire, with trading outlets in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and the surrounding counties.
The Society’s trading groups are food retail, funeral, travel, pharmacy, childcare nurseries, employee benefits and energy. The Midcounties Co-operative is the largest independent co-operative society in the UK and has more than 470 branches, and 245,000 active trading members. It has recently been ranked in The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies To Work For list.
The Society’s mission statement is ‘To be a successful consumer co-operative working towards creating a better, fairer world, and to enhance the lives of our colleagues, members, customers, and the communities we serve’.
For more details call Rachael Jones at Seal on 0121 616 5800.
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Co-operatives, highlighting the contribution of co-operatives to socio-economic development, particularly their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration. The Year will highlight the strengths of the co-operative business model as an alternative means of doing business and furthering socio-economic development.
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