12/24/2012 (press release: OnlinePR) // United Kingdom // Sarah Stevenson

Local Pharmacy Technician Is Rewarded With Prestigious Long Service Award

A well-known Cannock Dispensing Technician has reached a magnificent milestone of 20 years service at The Midcounties Co-operative Pharmacy.

Gillian Plummer was presented with the Society’s long service award by Group General Manager, Adrian Wilkinson at Minster pharmacy where she works.

Gillian said: “I was pleased when I received this award. 20 years has flown by and it is lovely to feel appreciated as a valued colleague within the Society.”

After replying to a job advertisement in the local paper, Gillian began her career at the Hawkes Green branch. However, after six years Gillian moved to Minster pharmacy direct where she remained as a Dispensary Technician assisting with the issuing of vitamins and minerals and prescriptions.

Gillian added: “I work with a fantastic bunch of people and this makes my job so enjoyable. It’s great to be able to look after customers who I have come to know so well over the years – I wouldn’t change my job for the world.”

A special bouquet of flowers and £200 worth of Co-operative vouchers were also given to Gillian to mark the occasion, which she intends to spend on a holiday abroad to her favourite destination Turkey.

Adrian Wilkinson, Pharmacy Group General Manager, said: “I am delighted to be celebrating this achievement with Gillian. She’s a valued member of the team and we’re extremely grateful for all she does for the Society and local community.”


Notes to Editors

The Midcounties Co-operative has been named ‘Co-operative of the Year 2012’, recognised for its excellence, innovation and ethics in business by Co-operatives UK.

It has 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. Midcounties is the largest independent co-operative society in the UK and has more than 470 branches and 245,000 active trading members. It is also in ‘The Sunday Times Best 25 Big Companies to Work For’ list for the second year running.

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 or Sarah Stevenson at Seal on 0121 616 5800

Visit midcounties.coop

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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