Win­ning phar­ma­cist hum­bled

Recog­ni­tion in Start Phar­macy Group awards for 2018

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE / BUSINESS - Carly Cullen [email protected]­

A GOLD star for Caloundra phar­ma­cist Ed­ward Yau has left him a proud win­ner.

Star Phar­macy Group an­nounced the win­ners of its 2018 Phar­macy Group Awards and Price­line Caloundra’s Mr Yau ranked as Phar­ma­cist Man­ager of the Year.

The ti­tle is at­trib­uted to the chemist’s lead­er­ship qual­i­ties, pas­sion for his team and pro­fes­sion, and the at­ten­tive­ness of self-de­vel­op­ment, growth and cus­tomer ser­vice.

Mr Yau was de­lighted when he found out he had won.

“There are over 50-plus other de­serv­ing phar­ma­cists in the group and to be nom­i­nated in the top five was in­cred­i­ble as it was,” he said.

“When Tim the CEO called out my name as the win­ner, I was speech­less and felt so ex­cited.”

Mr Yau said the team at Price­line Caloundra was a huge sup­port and felt like “the work fam­ily away from home”.

“I would like to thank my team at Price­line Caloundra for sup­port­ing me this year and be­ing the work fam­ily away from home,” he said.

“We see each other more so than we see our own fam­ily so win­ning the award was for them and also all the lovely cus­tomers that we help ev­ery day.

“I love my job as a com­mu­nity phar­ma­cist and love Caloundra and the Sunny Coast.”

Star Phar­macy Group chief ex­ec­u­tive Tim Payze said he was proud to lead a tal­ented and driven team.

Star Phar­macy Group ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Peter Gar­diakos said it was a won­der­ful feel­ing to bring lead­ers and teams to­gether all over Aus­tralia.

“When we suc­ceed, we cel­e­brate,” he said.

Star Phar­macy Group in­cor­po­rates a num­ber of in­de­pen­dent com­mu­nity phar­ma­cies and na­tional phar­macy brands.

The group op­er­ates 50 stores na­tion­wide and em­ploys about 730 em­ploy­ees.

PROUD: Phar­ma­cist Man­ager of the Year Ed­die Yau from Price­line Caloundra.

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