Pharmacy Seekers expands national presence with appointment of Chris Ball in the North East and East Midlands
10 June 2019
Pharmacy Seekers is delighted to announce and welcome Chris Ball as its Consultant in East Midlands and the North East. This key appointment follows that of Steve Jeffers in the North of England in late 2018 and represents a further important step in the company’s expansive regional development programme.
Chris joins Pharmacy Seekers with 35 years’ experience in the sector. A proven business developer with extensive knowledge of pharmacy, Chris was previously Acquisitions & Development Director at both MedicX Pharmacy and the Hub Pharmacy where he acquired 40 plus pharmacies and played an integral role in developing the companies’ strategies and brands.
On joining Pharmacy Seekers, Chris Ball said: “Pharmacy Seekers has rapidly gained an enviable reputation as the established leader in the pharmacy sales and acquisitions space and I’m greatly looking forward to the opportunity of building the business in the East Midlands and North East regions. I know that independent pharmacies and multiples based here will welcome the ability to work with a trusted name in pharmacy sales and acquisitions and will benefit directly from access to Pharmacy Seekers’ strong and established support network.”
He continued: “My focus will be to mirror the dominant position that Pharmacy Seekers has already achieved in London and the South within East Midlands and the North East. I believe that our ambition of creating double-digit sales in the locale within a two year period is entirely realistic and achievable and I am keen to raise the profile of Pharmacy Seekers with new and existing contacts.”
Andy Harwood, co-founder at Pharmacy Seekers, added: “Chris Ball is an outstanding addition to the team and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to the business. We are excited to make this announcement, which will expand and enhance our national presence.”
Whether the instructions we receive from our pharmacy clients are buy-side or sell-side, our objective is always to make the process as easy, straightforward and smooth as possible. Having worked on numerous acquisitions as a buyer, Chris is able to coach pharmacy owners through their individual transactions and draws on a depth of practical experience to create value building ideas and solutions which clients may not have considered themselves. For those pharmacies in the region who are actively seeking to maximise value on sale and for those looking to acquire a Pharmacy business, Chris’ appointment further strengthens Pharmacy Seekers’ position as the market maker of choice.”