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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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