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Winners revealed at ninth annual C+D Awards

It was time to celebrate last night at the Celtic Manor resort

Who took home the 12 trophies at last night's C+D Awards at the Celtic Manor resort?


Dudley pharmacy manager Olutayo Arikawe had cause to celebrate last night when she took home two trophies at the ninth annual C+D Awards.

Ms Arikawe, from Priory Pharmacy, received the awards for Community Pharmacist of the Year and Pharmacy Manager of the Year.

She impressing the judges with her ability to turn the struggling business around over three years, as well as leading her team to run health promotions in locations as varied as libraries, colleges, pubs and supermarkets.

More than 550 guests, including a record-breaking 91 finalists, joined the C+D team at the ceremony – held in association with Actavis – at the Celtic Manor resort in Wales last night (June 15).


Other winners included Bedminster pharmacy in Bristol – named Pharmacy Team of the Year after it impressed the judges with “a team philosophy entirely focused on improving outcomes for individuals and the community it serves” – and Pre-registration Graduate of the Year Susannah Probert from Mayberry Pharmacy in Trevethin, South Wales.

The Mayberry Pharmacy Group was awarded Independent Pharmacy of the Year after the judges commended it for strong links with other local healthcare professionals, while Weldricks Pharmacy in Scunthorpe received the Medicines Optimisation Award for its work with three GP surgeries.

See below for a full list of winners. Their full details can be found here.

Highly commended

This year’s C+D Awards also saw highly commended finalists in two categories.

The willingness of Boots pre-registration graduate Ellie Robinson from the multiple’s Chelmsley Wood branch in Sollihull to engage with pharmacy at an organisational level was recognised by the judges, as was the support a Superdrug branch in Surrey showed to a nearby neurorehabilitation centre.

C+D editor James Waldron told the audience that the diversity of the finalists was impressive in itself.

“From a Facebook campaign to promote healthy living, to a pharmacy that’s been helping out a nearby neurorehabilitation centre… these inspiring examples are well worth celebrating and supporting,” he said.

Read more about the winners, runners-up and finalists in a special pull-out section of next week’s issue of C+D (June 25).



  • Manager of the Year – Olutayo Arikawe, Priory Pharmacy, Dudley

  • Business Initiative of the Year – Whitworth Chemists’ patient participation group, Fitzwilliam, West Yorkshire

  • Independent Pharmacy of the Year – Mayberry Pharmacy Group

  • The Training and Development Award – CEPN Pharmacy Project’s pre-registration placement initiative 

  • The Medicines Optimisation Award – Weldricks, Scunthorpe’s intervention service

  • Clinical Service of the Year – Day Lewis, Bromley, London – warfarin service

  • Public Health Initiative of the Year – Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire – Making Time project

  • Pharmacy Staff Member of the Year – Joanne Wilson, Cornwells Chemist, Holmcroft, Stafford

  • Pre-registration Graduate of the Year – Susannah Probert, Mayberry Pharmacy, Trevethin, South Wales

  • GP Partnership of the Year – Community Pharmacy Sheffield

  • Community Pharmacist of the Year – Olutayo Arikawe, Priory Pharmacy, Dudley

  • Pharmacy Team of the Year – Bedminster Pharmacy, Bristol

Highly commended

  • The Medicines Optimisation Award – Superdrug Pharmacy, Camberley, Surrey – Neurorehabilitation support

  • Pre-registration Graduate of the Year – Ellie Robinson, Boots, Chelmsley Wood, Solihull


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susanna jacks, Other healthcare profession

I was very impressed  by the quality and diversity of the winners at the awards last week-well done to the winners! from a GP,  RCGP pharmacy representative and judge for the awards- supporting better, closer links between general practice and pharmacists!.

Harry Tolly, Pharmacist

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Sachin Badiani, Pharmacy owner/ Proprietor

Well done to all who won their awards!

Looking forward to reading the next issue.

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