By: Sam Joyce

Published: 31st Jan 2018

The organisation was formed over 50 years ago to help support pharmacists give their customers the best service possible.

Numark Ltd is a chain of independent pharmacies in the UK. With 3600 outlets throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, they are the largest such chain in the UK. Each pharmacy business within Numark is an independently owned outlet, but membership of Numark allows individual retailers to take advantage of group purchasing deals to reduce their costs. This model is known as a symbol group, or virtual chain. Numark also offers marketing support, such as signage, advertising and demographic research for product targeting purposes, to its members.

Global 4 have been for some time an important supplier to the industry. In line with the government changes to the pharmacy market place, understanding costs and improving efficiency has been high on everyone’s agenda. With an introduction to the Numark group, and their ethos that allows individual retailers to take advantage of group purchasing and support contracts, the door has been opened for Global 4 to add support to the pharmacies with group pricing. Transparent contracts for telephone lines & calls, broadband service and even a Hosted Telephony solution for multiple sites to reduce costs and pool resource as and when they are available throughout their business.

Nigel Barnett, Managing Director of Global 4 comments: “After working with Numark for nearly two years to secure this arrangement, we believe that their members will benefit greatly on pricing and our complete knowledge of the industry enables us to advise on the latest technology and how it will have an impact on their business efficiency in the future.”


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