GHP Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2018

GHP / 2018 Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 9 , Set up in 2004 as a supplier of pharmaceutical products, today Axis supplies nationally to pharmacies, dispensing doctors, NHS, MOD, vets, travel clinics and dentists. Darren explores how the firm aims to offer its clients the very highest possible standards of service at all times. “Here at Axis, our specific focus is on working hard to provide the very best possible service and going beyond what is expected of us, to give our customers added value. We believe that value to the customer comes in more than just competitive pricing. As such, Axis was built on customer service using a wealth of experience in the industry from the team. Suppliers can always drop prices to win quick business, but to retain customers we believe in going that bit further because it is our customers that keep us going and give us purpose”. “An example of how our team go above and beyond for our clients, recently one of our customers had a baby baboon that was unable to feed and needed emergency medicine. We had the medicine delivered to him within two hours and now he is much better, thanks to our swift service. In emergencies, we can offer a same day delivery service, and this is valued by our clients, and is what sets us apart from our competitors.” In healthcare this emergency service is highly valued, but, as Darren highlights, the market Best Pharmaceutical Products Supplier 2018 - UK Axis Medicare Ltd provides a range of pharmaceutical supplies to a range of clients across the human and animal healthmarkets. We invited Darren Collett-Mills to tell us more about the firm and how it works to ensure safety and support for every client it serves. can cause challenges for Axis, as it battles against medicine shortages and extreme price fluctuations. Collaboration is key, as he discusses. “For a firm that prides itself on swift delivery, shortages of some medicines are always a challenge. Trying to make sure we are on top of this so that we can keep our customers in stock is very important. Through good supplier relationships and listening to our customers and the market, at Axis we mostly manage to stay on top of this issue and are always looking for new ways to better support our valued clients.” Alongside its work in medical supply, Axis also manufactures Early Bird Swift pregnancy tests, the only educational pregnancy test in the market which offers support and guidance on the next steps following a positive or negative pregnancy test result. This product has been immensely popular with clients, and as such the firm is enhancing the brand even further over the coming months, as Darren is eager to showcase. “Due to the success of the Early Bird Brand and its recent redesign, we are expanding the range and have recently launched Folic Acid, a food supplement used in pregnancy which is important for the development of a healthy foetus. We are very excited to announce its launch as it’s the start of many more products to come which should see us take the business to new levels. We also recently launched our new web- based ordering system, Instant Axis, enabling our customers to place orders at anytime from anywhere with an internet connection. Whilst this is nothing new or ground breaking in most industries, it is a clear example of the investment we are putting into making things as easy as possible for our customers. Clients welcome firms that invest and adapt, and we continue to do this to better support them.” As a relatively new business in the pharmaceutical supply space, Axis has achieved incredible success since inception, and looking to the future Darren foresees even greater success, as he proudly concludes. “Due to continued organic growth, going forward we will be looking to build our own premises within the next two years. This will include bespoke offices and warehousing designed to make the business even more efficient and up to date to handle projects such as the falsified medicines directive. As the business continues to grow and succeed, our new premises will expand, and as such we will be utilising a flexible site which we can further enhance over the years to come.” HP180010 Company: Axis Medicare Ltd Contact: Darren Collett-Mills Address: Unit 1, Vanguard Industrial Estate, Henwood, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DH, UK Phone: 01233 636662 Web Address &