NUMARK managing director, John D’Arcy, was presented with the Carl Attewell Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Pharmacy 2017 at the Pharmacy Business Awards earlier this month.
Carl Attewell was senior vice president & head of Europe at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals – he passed away earlier this year.
The award recognises Mr D’Arcy’s work to support community pharmacy and his passion for fighting the cause for independents across the country.
The award was presented by Mr Achin Gupta, vice president for European business at Glenmark who said: “Our winner is a born leader who has dedicated most of his working life to our profession. Widely admired for his leadership skills, passion and dedication to pharmacy, he has led, with great distinction, two of the profession’s leading organisations.
“A pharmacist and lawyer by training he has helped steer our industry through some of its most difficult times. And he has been its voice of reason, pushing and nudging the profession forward over three decades.
“Earlier this year he announced his retirement from the front line but we’re sure it won’t be the last we’ll hear from him.”
Mr D’Arcy is due to retire from his role as managing director at the end of January next year, after 10 years with the company and 37 years within the industry. He will remain as Numark chairman for at least two years.