Haven Pharmacy and Irish Mens Sheds announce multi-year partnership

IndePharm, the co-operative group of pharmacies, trading under the Haven Pharmacy brand has announced its intention to partner with the Irish Mens Sheds Association in a multi-year sponsorship agreement. All members of the IndePharm co-operative are working pharmacists embedded in their own local communities – many for generations.

The announcement was made jointly by IndePharm Chairman, Keith Brennan, and Irish Mens Sheds CEO, Barry Sheridan, at IndePharm’s recent AGM in Kilkenny. “Our co-operative ethos is to help to improve the health and well-being of patients and customers in our local communities. Irish Mens Sheds complements this through its programme of activities focused on men meeting to improve their own wellbeing by keeping physically, mentally and socially active” said Keith Brennan.

IndePharm plans to significantly increase its network of pharmacies from its existing 52 Haven Pharmacy stores over the next few years. This ambitious plan is supported by a detailed programme of member supports and initiatives to further improve buying opportunities; upgrade technology platforms; build the Haven Pharmacy brand to drive enquiries to its digital channels and increase footfall in its pharmacy stores.

Irish Mens Sheds is a registered charity focused on supporting a grassroots network of sheds, workshops and meeting places for men of all ages. There are 350 sheds in 150 towns with 10,000 members across Ireland. Its patron is President Michael D Higgins.

IndePharm will provide central funding and advisory services to Irish Mens Sheds and this will be supported by Haven Pharmacies in local communities through the promotion of Health and Wellness awareness initiatives. Developing strong local ties with Mens Sheds members and their families will be actively encouraged.

 

Barry Sheridan, Irish Mens Sheds CEO, commented:
‘The IMSA is delighted to partner with IndePharm and Haven Pharmacy. This is a practical, mutually beneficial partnership which has one key focus – working together to deliver better health to communities throughout Ireland. While our member sheds cater specifically to men, the knock-on benefits to families and communities are huge, and this partnership can only strengthen those gains. Men’s sheds are grassroots, member-focused and rooted firmly in communities, so there’s an obvious synergy with IndePharm. This partnership has real potential to build on the strengths of both organisations to the benefit of Irish society as a whole’.

 

haven-mens-shedsIndePharm Chairman, Keith Brennan (left) with Mens Sheds CEO, Barry Sheridan (right)
at the announcement of a new multi-year partnership.

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Back to School with Haven Pharmacy

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Expert Hands Colouring Competition – Any budding young artists out there? Here at Haven we’re running a back to school colouring competition with the help of artist Don Conroy. Collect your entry form in any Haven Pharmacy today and be in with a chance to WIN some great prizes including art kits and a family holiday to Trabolgan!

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Haven Pharmacy Lanes Launch

The delightful staff of Haven Pharmacy Billy, Mark, Louise, Jella, Shona, Gillian and Louise

The delightful staff of Haven Pharmacy Billy, Mark, Louise, Jella, Shona, Gillian and Louise

The following article originally appeared in the Limerick Post.

HAVEN Pharmacy on Lower Gerald Griffin Street used to be named LC Pharmacy. It’s now officially Haven Pharmacy following its new identity launch on Friday July 10 which saw Munster and Ireland Rugby star Marcus Horan cut the tape in a big party that rewarded crowds with goody bags, face painting, spot prizes food and cake and what Haven Pharmacy will make its name on, amazing value offers. “We are the leading fastest growing network of Irish independent community pharmacists in the country,” says owner and pharmacist Billy Lane. “We are in control of our own businesses but we operate under the banner of Haven Pharmacy which is synonymous with expert professional care from your local pharmacy team. We bring you excellent value and service in your retail experience with us.”

BILLY and his pharmacy team were delighted with the turn-out and warmth of last Friday July 10’s big day for the company and has special thanks for those who made its impact possible: “Marcus Horan was a credit to himself. He greeted all customers, stood for photos and even let the kids take photos with his precious Heineken and Six Nations medals – a true gentleman”. There was praise too for Sophie, the wonderful and talented face painter, Anthony aka Mickey Mouse who danced with all the kids; Boxes, Bows and Balloons, Corbally for the beautiful balloons on display in the pharmacy; Parle & Hickey, Jaymark and Celtic Candles for the spot prizes and a special thanks to the Charleville Park Hotel, Cork for the big prize give away. “And a big thank you to all our loyal customers who joined us on the day here at Haven Pharmacy,” Billy says.

GIVEN its central location, close to bus stops and the bus/ railway station, Haven Pharmacy has been designed to appeal to the local customer and all their needs – retail, beauty, sun care, as well as pharmacy and consultation – with personal, friendly, experienced service and every respect for client confidentiality. “We are also committed to ongoing training which every staff member will benefit from in areas such as customer service, product knowledge, merchandising and professional services.” Billy would like to thank all his professional staff for their commitment and for embracing this new venture.

Haven Pharmacy is at Lower Gerald Griffin St Limerick. Tel 061-415290. Sister company Haven Pharmacy is at Davis Street, Tel. 061-414330

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Haven Pharmacy Brennans launches in Cavan

Haven Pharmacy Cavan Launch

Valu Plus Pharmacy, Cavan, rebranded to Haven Pharmacy Cavan on Friday 8 April 2016.

The pharmacy has been open since november 2008 and is owned by Kieran Brennan who is a pharmacist at Haven Pharmacy, Barna, Galway. Kieran is also owner of pharmacies at Killybegs and Mullingar.

A large crowd attended the official re-branding where an iPad Air, a weekend away, large hampers and a lots more prizes were raffled on the day. Northern Sound radio station brought their Outside Broadcast team to the pharmacy for two live shows on the day, helping all the team at Haven Pharmacy Cavan to celebrate the occasion with all of their loyal and regular customer.

Along with Kieran Brennan, his wife Angela and their four children, there was also a guest appearance from former Tyrone footballer turned Sky Sports GAA correspondant Peter Canavan who officially cut the ribbon.

Pictured above are all the Haven Pharmacy Cavan staff, including Maria O’Reilly , supervising pharmacist, and Kieran Brennan, principal owner.

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Haven Annual Awards 2015

Haven Pharmacy celebrated it’s second annual Haven Pharmacy awards night on Saturday 21st November in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Carlow.  With Brian Ormond returning as MC and surprise guest Oliver Callan as entertainment it was a great success.

Attended by 400 pharmacists, staff, employees of Haven Pharmacy co-operative the night was a chance to acknowledge the hard work and recognise those who have excelled in the implementation of the Haven brand in their pharmacies.

A special thank you to all our sponsors – Clonmel Healthcare, Omega Pharma, United Drug, Cosmetic Active, UniPhar, Reckitt Benckiser, Glaxosmithkline, Ulster Bank, Fleming Medical, Meda, HMR, PCO, Visualise, Teva, Parle & Hickey, Naturalife, Sam McLernons, Ocean Healthcare. Premium Shop Fitting and PKF.

We were delighted to have raised approx. €5,400 for our chosen charity on the night Temple Street Childrens Hospital.

Congratulations to the winners in each category as shown below and to the nominees on their achievement.

  • Pharmacy of the Year – sponsored by Clonmel Healthcare

Haven Pharmacy Hickey’s, Rush, Dublin

  •  Customer Services Team of the Year – sponsored by Omega Pharma

Haven Pharmacy Brennan’s, Taylor Lane, Ballyboden, Dublin

  • Dispensary Team of the Year – sponsored by United Drug

Haven Pharmacy Connolly’s, Dungarvan, Waterford

  • Haven Ambassador of the Year – sponsored by Cosmetique Active

Sarah O’Sullivan, Haven Pharmacy Butlers Birr, Offaly

  • Pharmacy Services Team of the year – sponsored by UniPhar

Haven Pharmacy Murray’s Killiney, Dublin

  • ront of Shop Pharmacy of the Year – sponsored by Reckitt Benckiser

Haven Pharmacy Kennelly’s Tralee, Kerry

  • Top 5 and Brand Application of the Year – sponsored by Glaxosmithkline

Haven Pharmacy Moloney’s Ballyfermot, Dublin

  • Newly Branded Pharmacy of the Year – sponsored by Ulster Bank

Haven Pharmacy Burkes, Macroom, Cork

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Opening of Haven Pharmacy Duleek

Congratulations to Tom and Kathy Maher and their team on the newly opened re-branded Haven Pharmacy Duleek. Haven Pharmacy Duleek is the 42nd Haven branded store to open as part of the Haven Pharmacy co-operative group, offering their local community expert advice combined with fantastic value.

Haven Pharmacy Duleek

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Haven Pharmacy Awards

The Haven Pharmacy Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday 8th November in Lyrath Estate, Co Kilkenny. It was hosted by RTE’s Brian Ormond and was attended by 300 pharmacists, staff and employees of the Haven Pharmacy Co-operative along with industry and trade guests. Awards were presented in eight different categories including Pharmacist of the Year, Pharmacy of the Year and Haven Brand Ambassador of the year. Recognition was also given to those pharmacies nominated in each of the categories and over € 3,600 was raised on the night for the Laura Lynn Foundation. Haven Pharmacy is now celebrating its first anniversary since the first Haven Pharmacy opened its doors in December 2014. Since its launch Haven Pharmacy has been going from strength to with fifty one pharmacies in the group employing 150 pharmacists and over 400 staff.

 Haven Pharmacy Hickeys, Rush (Winners Team of the Year) Back to front, left to right: Niamh Doherty, Jamie Phillips, Jason Doherty, Nicola Cash, Eilish Ferguson, Clare Rafferty, Amy Cash, Tanya Ryan, Emma O’Brien, Anne Barnett, Pauline Doyle
Haven Pharmacy Hickeys, Rush (Winners Team of the Year) Back to front, Left to Right: Niamh Doherty, Jamie Phillips, Jason Doherty, Nicola Cash, Eilish Ferguson, Clare Rafferty, Amy Cash, Tanya Ryan, Emma O’Brien, Anne Barnett, Pauline Doyle

 Haven Pharmacy Monkstown (Winners Most Improved Pharmacy 2014) Left to Right: Lorraine Redmond,  Sinead Blake, Roma O'Loughlin, Clodagh Hurley, Janet Redmond, Jacqui Lyons, Jessica Gilroy
Haven Pharmacy Monkstown (Winners Most Improved Pharmacy 2014) Left to Right: Lorraine Redmond, Sinead Blake, Roma O’Loughlin, Clodagh Hurley, Janet Redmond, Jacqui Lyons, Jessica Gilroy

 Haven Pharmacy Greenes Rathfarnham (Winners of Best Merchandised Pharmacy of the Year and Best Top 5 & Brand Application Pharmacy 2014) Left to Right: Orla Dempsey, Jennifer Browne, Laura Greene, Nessa Greene, Geraldine Moroney, Aishling Keane,Eileen O'Mahony, Caroline Devlin
Haven Pharmacy Greenes Rathfarnham (Winners Best Merchandised Pharmacy of the Year and Best Top 5 & Brand Application Pharmacy 2014) Left to Right: Orla Dempsey, Jennifer Browne, Laura Greene, Nessa Greene, Geraldine Moroney, Aishling Keane,Eileen O’Mahony, Caroline Devlin

 Haven Pharmacy Moloneys, Ballyfermot Left to Right: Karl Bingham, Antoinette Kelly, Ailbhe Canney, Linda Buckley, Joanne Murphy (Winner Haven Ambassador of the Year), Keith Brennan, Katarzyna Krzysztalowicz, Claire Foley, Melissa O’Donnell, Robyn Doyle
Haven Pharmacy Moloneys, Ballyfermot Left to Right: Karl Bingham, Antoinette Kelly, Ailbhe Canney, Linda Buckley, Joanne Murphy (Winner Haven Ambassador of the Year), Keith Brennan, Katarzyna Krzysztalowicz, Claire Foley, Melissa O’Donnell, Robyn Doyle

 Haven Pharmacy Kennellys, Tralee Left to right: Abbi Sheridan, Helena Rusk, Owen Daly (Winner Pharmacist of the Year), Lorna O'Leary
Haven Pharmacy Kennellys, Tralee Left to right: Abbi Sheridan, Helena Rusk, Owen Daly (Winner Pharmacist of the Year), Lorna O’Leary

 Haven Pharmacy Hickeys Rush (Winners of Pharmacy of the Year) Left to right: Claire Rafferty, Niamh Doherty, Pauline Doyle, Nicola Cash, Amy Cash, Eilish Ferguson, Jamie Phillips, Tanya Ryan, Georgina Moore, Nicola Cooper, Emma O’Brien, Anne Barnett
Haven Pharmacy Hickeys Rush (Winners of Pharmacy of the Year) Left to right: Claire Rafferty, Niamh Doherty, Pauline Doyle, Nicola Cash, Amy Cash, Eilish Ferguson, Jamie Phillips, Tanya Ryan, Georgina Moore, Nicola Cooper, Emma O’Brien, Anne Barnett

Brian Ormond, Presenter on the Night
Brian Ormond, Presenter on the Night

Barry Fitzpatrick (Clonmel Healthcare), Owen Daly (Chiarman of IndePharm), Juan Fravega (Procurement Manager IndePharm), Padraig Cronin (United Drug) and Mark McInerney (General Manager IndePharm)
Barry Fitzpatrick (Clonmel Healthcare), Owen Daly (Chiarman of IndePharm), Juan Fravega (Procurement Manager IndePharm), Padraig Cronin (United Drug) and Mark McInerney (General Manager IndePharm)

Juan Fravega, Karen O’Neill, Owen Daly and Mark McInerney of IndePharm
Juan Fravega, Karen O’Neill, Owen Daly and Mark McInerney of IndePharm

Juan Fravega, IndePharm and Niall Faul of Omega Pharma (Sponsor)
Juan Fravega, IndePharm and Niall Faul of Omega Pharma (Sponsor)
Juan Fravega, Karen O’Neill, Owen Daly and Mark McInerney of IndePharm

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