Nottingham-based online pharmacy UK Meds is celebrating after being named the Fastest Growing Family Business in the Midlands at the Family Business Awards 2019.
UK Meds – set up in 2016 by father and son Joe and Mason Soiza – was awarded the honour at the prestigious awards ceremony on 7 November, which took place at Leicester’s King Power Stadium. The business was also highly commended in the People’s Choice Award category, which was decided by an online public vote.
The company, which is based in Castle Marina, Nottingham but operates nationally selling lifestyle products and prescription-only medicines, employs five people from the Soiza family among its 20-strong workforce.
Managing director Joe said: “We are delighted to have been named the Midlands’ Fastest Growing Family Business, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our fantastic team. We’re an ambitious company so it is amazing to have been recognised for our strong and sustained growth. We’re also committed to supporting our patients’ healthcare needs, so to have been highly commended in the People’s Choice Award category is a real honour.
“It really does feel like UK Meds is one big family. We’re a proud Nottingham organisation that has large-scale ambitions, is dedicated to nurturing and developing our staff, and is keen to make a difference to people’s lives.”
Regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), UK Meds follows stringent safeguarding processes to maintain patient welfare. Using the very latest technological innovations to ensure the safe sale and distribution of medicines online, UK Meds’ protocols are industry leading.
The not-for-profit Midlands Family Business Awards, which is now in its tenth anniversary year, is backed and run by The Wilson Organisation. The firm’s managing director, Charlotte Perkins, is the third generation of the family to lead the business alongside her sister Annabel Prow.
Charlotte Perkins, group managing director of The Wilson Organisation, the founder and organiser of the Midlands Family Business Awards, said: “For the Fastest Growing Family Business award the judging panel not only look at the numbers and the growth, but also at the culture and the family values. UK Meds combine family values with the commitment to drive real growth in the businesses and a real passion for what they do. They are a fantastic family business going from strength to strength.
For more information on UK Meds, please visit: www.ukmeds.co.uk.