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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 UK is the largest pharmacy-led health and beauty chain in the UK and its purpose is to champion everyone’s right to feel good. With 2,336* stores and a team of around 52,000* colleagues, of which approximately 6,600* are registered pharmacists, the Boots brand has been at the heart of local communities across the UK since 1849. Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care and being the first choice for pharmacy, beauty, healthcare and wellness, alongside offering its innovative portfolio of product brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

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