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New pharmacy creates 15 jobs

Posted onPosted on 16th Feb

A pharmacy company is set to double its annual turnover after opening a third branch in Mansfield, creating 15 jobs.

Firstcare UK, established in 2014, offers both GP and traditional pharmacy services from three sites in Nottingham, Birmingham and now Mansfield, at the Orchard Pharmacy at the Orchard Medical Practice on Stockwell Gate.

The expansion, which was supported by a seven-figure funding package from Lloyds Bank, means turnover at the the business is set to double to £5m.

Raza Ali, managing director at Firstcare UK, said: “At Firstcare UK, we are dedicated to serving our communities.

“The opening of our third site in Mansfield enables us to offer our high-quality GP and pharmaceutical services to more people.

“The support from Lloyds Bank has been invaluable in helping us to expand our business and meet the growing demand for our services.”

Steve Loxton, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “With pharmacy funding cuts affecting smaller community pharmacists across the UK, it’s great to be supporting businesses like Firstcare UK and helping fulfil its growth ambitions.

“Ensuring that businesses like Firstcare have the right funding and guidance is one of the ways we’re helping Britain prosper.”

Pictured, from left, are Steve Loxton, Raza Ali and the team at Orchard Pharmacy.

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