Pharmacy Seekers expands national presence with appointment of Steve Jeffers in the North West
27 March 2019
Pharmacy Seekers, leading specialist pharmacy sales, finance and advisory firm, today announced its expanding National presence with the key appointment of industry veteran, Steve Jeffers in the North of England. He will work with independent pharmacies and multiples in the region, developing client relationships, expanding channel partnerships and introducing new clients.
Steve joins Pharmacy Seekers with 40 years in the sector, latterly as CEO of the Hub pharmacy, where together with two colleagues he completed a management buyout (MBO) of 9 of the North-West based MedicX Pharmacies and expanded the company to 20 pharmacies within two years. Steve had previously overseen the expansion and subsequent sale of MedicX to 21 pharmacies across England with a specialism in health-centre pharmacies and the development of professional pharmacy services. It was through the owners of his previous business, Cabot Square Capital, that Steve first met Pharmacy Seekers co-founder, Andy Harwood. Prior to that, Steve was Head of Healthcare at Sapphire Primary Care Developments (a specialist health centre development company) and a Development specialist within the Lloyds Pharmacy Acquisition department – also previously an owner director at various independent pharmacies.
Steve is a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and a pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Steve Jeffers commented: “I have known Andy and Robert for a number of years and respect their achievements in building such a highly regarded business sales and advisory firm within the Pharmacy sector. I have been buying businesses in one form or another for the past 30 years and I am excited at the opportunity to extend this experience across the North of England for Pharmacy Seekers.”
Andy Harwood, co-founder at Pharmacy Seekers said: “We are delighted to welcome Steve to Pharmacy Seekers. Steve is an experienced and highly reputed leader in the Pharmacy sector, who is passionate about healthcare and expanding the opportunities for privately backed pharmacy businesses and multiples. With his long standing, extensive and wide-ranging experience, Steve brings an in-depth knowledge of both buy and sell sides to the market. We very much look forward to working with Steve and know that he will bring significant value to the development of Pharmacy Seekers as the Group continues to expand.”
Andy continued: “This key appointment represents a real statement of our intent to expand across the UK and is evidence of the firm’s commitment to provide pharmacies in the North with senior-level market expertise and in-region support. Pharmacy Seekers continues to execute on its strategy of providing a range of sales, funding and advisory services, coupled with premier customer support.”
About Pharmacy Seekers
Pharmacy Seekers was founded by Robert Miller and Andy Harwood, two of the most experienced industry leaders and advisors in the sector to create a specialist advisory firm focused on Pharmacy sales and funding. The business focusses on supporting independent Pharmacy owners and multiples to optimise performance and realise the maximum value from the sale of their Pharmacies.
Clients benefit from dealing directly with the partners and decision-makers at Pharmacy Seekers and can be assured of the speed, responsiveness and professionalism that is the hallmark of the service. Pharmacy Seekers is more than a marketplace. They are market makers; building significant value for pharmacies in advance of a successful business sale.