Haven Pharmacy Celebrates Excellence at Awards Night 2019
We hosted our 6th Annual Awards night on Saturday 30th November in the Killashee Hotel, Kildare. The much-anticipated night welcomed over 260 guests from our Haven Pharmacies across Ireland as well as many of our commercial partners. This very special event celebrated not only the dedication and commitment of individuals, but also the professional excellence, community care and customer focus demonstrated by independent Haven pharmacies.
A total of nine awards were presented on the night: Haven Rising Star, Haven OTC Assistant, Haven Pharmacy Technician, Haven in the Community, Haven Community Pharmacist, Haven Ambassador of the Year, Haven Special Achievement, Haven Customer Service Team of the Year and Haven Pharmacy of the Year.
We were thrilled to announce the Haven Pharmacy winners on the night as follows:
Haven Pharmacy of the Year – Haven Pharmacy Butlers, Birr, Co. Offaly sponsored by Clonmel Healthcare Ltd and presented by Barry Fitzpatrick.
Haven Customer Service Team of the Year – Haven Pharmacy Hickeys, Rush, Co Dublin sponsored by Uniphar Retail Services and presented by Adrian O’Sullivan
Haven Ambassador of the Year – Michelle Melia, Haven Pharmacy Cavan sponsored by Reckitt Benckiser Ireland Ltd and presented by Ciaran Woods.
Haven Community Pharmacist of the Year – Aideen Delaney, Haven Pharmacy Raffertys Stillorgan, Dublin sponsored by KBC Bank and presented by Michael O’Grady.
Haven in the Community – Haven Pharmacy Kennys, Tramore sponsored by United Drug presented by Veronica Carragher
Haven Pharmacy Technician of the Year (Joint Winner) – Lauren Kelly, Haven Pharmacy Brennans Barna and Helen Condon Haven Pharmacy Dohertys Beaumont Dublin sponsored by Fitzgerald Power and presented by Noel Winters
Haven Pharmacy Special Achievement of the Year – Karl Bingham, Haven Pharmacy Moloneys, Dublin sponsored by Perrigo presented by Niall McMorrow
Haven Pharmacy OTC Assistant of the Year – Ciara Leavy, Haven Pharmacy Mullingar, sponsored by GSK represented by Maria Kenyon, Indepharm Ltd pictured here with Kieran Brennan and Andre Barbosa, Haven Pharmacy Mullingar
Haven Rising Star – Marie Kelly, Haven Pharmacy Hollys Liosban, Co. Galway sponsored by Accord Healthcare and presented by Gregg Farrell
Indepharm Co-Op and Haven Pharmacy Chairman, Daragh Connolly, thanked everyone for their input into another successful year for the Group. He welcomed new Co-op members and new staff to the Haven family and congratulated the Pharmacy Interns who were placed on the PSI Register earlier this month and continue to practice as Pharmacists within the Haven group.
Mr. Connolly said that the staff in Haven directly contributed to the success of Haven and he was delighted with the results of a recent Haven Staff Satisfaction Survey which confirmed that over 88% of staff are happy to work in Haven and 80% would recommend working in Haven to a friend. The results of the survey reinforced the positive impact of being in the Haven Pharmacy Group as well as the strong bonds of collegiality between the pharmacy teams. Mr. Connolly noted that the co-operative ethos of helping improve the health and well-being of patients & customers in local communities was part of the Haven DNA. He praised the teams on raising over €55,000 for charities including CRY Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Pieta House, Childline, Temple Street Children’s Hospital, the Irish Cancer Society and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland to name just a few.
He concluded by extending his thanks to all the sponsors for the event – Clonmel Healthcare, KBC Bank, Perrigo, Accord Healthcare, Fitzgerald Power Accountants, GSK Ireland, Reckitt Benckiser Ireland Ltd., Uniphar Retail Services, United Drug, Fleming Medical, HMR Ireland, Parle & Hickey, iMed, Sam McLernons, Touchstore, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Azpiral – and said he looked forward to another successful year for Haven in 2020.
Jack Wise, MC for the night, wowed the audience with his winning combination of jaw-dropping magic tricks and razor-sharp wit ensuring the audience were thoroughly entertained all night.
Over €2,000 was raised on the night for Bumbleance, the Childrens National Ambulance Service.