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Boots UK announces appointment of Healthcare Proposition Director

11 April 2014
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Alison Hands (previously Commercial Director, Boots Opticians) has been appointed as Healthcare Proposition Director, Boots UK.  In this newly created role, Alison will report to Richard Ashworth Director of Healthcare, Health & Beauty UK and Republic of Ireland.  She will have responsibility for the development of healthcare products and services, as well as building a truly integrated healthcare offer for Boots UK customers.
Richard Ashworth Director of Healthcare, Health & Beauty UK and Republic of Ireland commented: “I am delighted to announce Alison Hands’ appointment to her new role. I look forward to working with her to ensure we continue to develop and offer the best possible healthcare products and services for our customers and patients. Alison is exceptionally talented and her breadth of experience within Boots UK alongside her leadership skills will be instrumental to our healthcare offering in the future.”


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

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*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024