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Sponsorship for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Service

Charity, Conference, General

Every year Sigma Pharmaceutical Plc sponsors a key Hertfordshire charity that represents and serves the local Hertfordshire community. In the past, they have supported charities like the Watford Workshop and The New Hope Charity for the homeless, just to name a few. At a recent charity evening sponsored by Sigma, a staggering £41,000 was raised for the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Service, in just under 2 hours!

The charity event was part of Sigma’s Annual Community Pharmacy Conference which ran from the 16th – 21st February 2020 and was attended by delegates ranging from community pharmacists, pharmaceutical suppliers, the media and many from the UK health sector.

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Sigma Pharmaceuticals Plc Donate to Medaid UK for Northern Uganda

Charity, General

In response to an appeal by the charitable organisation Medaid UK. Sigma have donated stock to a Ugandan Hospital in Lira about a 212 mile drive from Kampala, the capital. From here, the goods will be distributed to other hospitals in the area.

Medaid UK spokesperson and Executive Director, Simon Henry Opio-Emuna said, “We are overwhelmed at the generosity of Sigma to part with so much stock in such a time of desperate need in our country. Whilst this is such a welcome gesture of humanitarian care, we’re still a long way off from our national target of providing health and help to all our citizens”. Read More

Dr Bharat Shah, CBE, Collects His Honour

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In June, we were really pleased to announce that our Chairman, Dr Bharat Shah, CBE, had been honoured in the Queens Birthday Honours List 2019, and here he is, earlier this month, at Buckingham Palace after receiving his honour from HRH The Prince of Wales.

Dr Shah, CBE was honoured for ‘services to business, economic growth, exporting, the independent pharmacy sector and philanthropy.’ This follows a long and a distinguished career in the pharmacy profession for Dr Shah, CBE, who is a passionate advocate for independent community pharmacy, helping the sector raise standards and campaigning for the profession to become an integral part of the enlarged NHS.

Continuing to support the future of pharmacy Dr Shah, CBE is at the forefront of a Sigma sponsored PhD project, working in conjunction with Bath University, to develop a strategy to ‘inform the future of community pharmacy in the UK’.  This academic project aims to define a clear vision for pharmacy up to the year 2025.

Commenting on the award, Dr Shah, CBE said I am truly humbled by this honour…It is beyond anything that I could have imagined and I hope I can live up to this high accolade bestowed upon me”.

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson MP visits Sigma Pharmaceuticals Plc

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Jo Swinson, the Liberal Democrat leader, visited Sigma Pharmaceuticals Plc on Wednesday 6 November as part of her electoral campaign tour.

Ms Swinson, was joined by Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor, Watford parliamentary candidate Ian Stotesbury and Leader of Three Rivers District Council Sara Bedford.

The visitors were given a tour of the newly refurbished warehouse and distribution facility for retail pharmacy and Sigma’s European PI operation. She cited Sigma as being a “great example of some of the challenges” faced in the economy when it comes to Brexit. Her visit was completed with a brief Q&A session with some of the Sigma Directors, where they shared their fears and concerns about Brexit and the current challenges in pharmacy. Read More

Sigma Announces chosen charity for 2020

Charity, General

Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc are pleased to announce that they have adopted the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust as their chosen sponsored Charity for 2020.

Established in 1997, the Air Ambulance Service is a charity funded service and is kept airborne thanks to the generosity of those who make donations, fundraisers and volunteers in aid of the EHAAT.  This is a vital, life-saving service, serving Essex and Herts. Read More

Bharat Shah honoured in Queen’s Birthday List 2019

Awards, General

Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc are pleased to announce that Dr Bharat Shah has been honoured with a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019.

Dr Bharat ShahThe award was made for ‘services to business, economic growth, exporting, the independent pharmacy sector and philanthropy.’  The honour crowns a long and a distinguished career in the pharmacy profession for Dr Shah.  A highly respected professional and ‘elder statesman for pharmacy’, he has been a passionate advocate for independent community pharmacy, helping the sector raise standards and campaigning for the profession to become an integral part of the enlarged NHS.

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Sigma Welcomes Sir Vince Cable

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Liberal Democrats leader Sir Vince Cable visited Sigma’s automated facility at HD House.

The lib Dem leader, also joined by two Lib Deb European Parliament (MEP) candidates for the East of England, Barbara Gibson and Lucy Nethsingha, as well as the mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, stressed the need to work together with pharmacists to deliver the best health outcome for the nation.

Proud recipients of two awards at the recent Biz4Biz Awards

Awards, General

Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc were proud to receive a ‘double honour’ at the recent Biz4Biz Awards 2019.

Not only did they collect the ‘Best Family Business Award 2019’, which recognises  decision-making influenced by multiple generations of a family and who are closely aligned with the company through leadership or ownership, but were also bowled over to also receive the ‘Best Business Of The Year 2019 Award’. Read More