Chemmart Pharmacy has announced the winner of its inaugural Chemmart Pharmacy Retail Manager of the Year award.
Kirstie Rolls of McLaren Vale Chemmart Pharmacy in South Australia has been awarded the national honour for her contribution to retail innovation and excellence, and her commitment to delivering wellbeing solutions. Chemmart Executive Director Jonathan Layton said, “We rely heavily on our Retail Managers, Pharmacy Assistants and their staff and it is fantastic to have the opportunity to acknowledge and reward the most outstanding examples”. Rolls has been manager of the McLaren Vale store for a decade, and said “whilst this is an individual award, it would not have been possible without the support and dedication of our team. “I thrive on the satisfaction of being able to influence the health and wellbeing outcomes of my local community,” she added. “I now want to use this award to inspire my team…I want them to be proud of their chosen profession and the difference they make to many peoples’ lives every single day”. Kirstie has won an all expenses paid trip to Singapore for the 2013 Chemmart Member Conference, where she will speak about how she approaches her role as a successful Retail Manager. McLaren Vale Chemmart Pharmacy owner Con Kassapis said he’s absolutely delighted at the award which recognises Rolls’ exceptional leadership skills. “She has the ability to recognise the needs of the business and tailor these to the skills of the individual team members,” he said. Chemmart also recognised State Retail Managers of the Year winners, each of whom has received a $500 gift card and celebratory plaque. The state winners were: NS W: Priscilla Price, Winmalee Chemmart Pharmacy Qld: Kate Robinson, Currimundi Markets 7 Day Chemmart Tas: Sarah Lockyer, Prospect Vale Chemmart Pharmacy Vic: Tracey Lampitt, Casey Central Chemmart Pharmacy WA: Kaitlin Wright, Brooks Garden Chemmart Pharmacy.
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