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Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak visits Boots Head Office for Treasury Connect event

17 June 2022
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Boots was delighted to host Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak today at its head office in Nottingham, where hundreds of team members had a chance to hear more from the Chancellor and ask him questions.

The visit was organised by HM Treasury as part of a series of events it runs to connect with people across the UK, focussing particularly on Industry

As part of the event, the Chancellor hosted a Q&A session, where 50 Boots Team Members from its stores, pharmacies, warehouses and support office could ask a series of quick fire questions around Government funding. Topics covered included the chancellors view on working from home becoming a permanent fixture, how the Government is addressing the impact on high street/city centre shopping, and what more is being done to support families dealing with cost of living pressures.

After the Q&A event, the Chancellor sat down to meet six of the 60 young people who joined Boots on the Kickstart scheme, and visited one of Boots high street stores in Beeston where he spoke to a Boots Pharmacist about the role that pharmacists play in providing healthcare in the community in support of the NHS.


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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.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024