Awards: The ABBEY PHARMACY entered this work in the Chemist and Druggist Awards 2022 and were shortlisted for the Pharmacy Design Awards. Brilliant stuff.
Client: The ABBEY PHARMACY is one of the oldest community pharmacy’s in the country and is transforming into a community healthcare provider of the future.
Impact: Too early to say statistically but the team report rapidly swelling activity across a range of income streams. Excited to see where they are a couple of years in.
Services provided: Full transformation partnership – Vision co-development, ambition sharing, goal setting, market research, team research, insight, mentoring, coaching, team development, team coaching, IT infrastructure, patient offering, service offering and pipeline, strategy, brand creation and management, visual identity, verbal identity, project co-ordination, contractor tendering and relations, website design and development (launching early 2023), website content writing, content, art direction and graphics, interior layout and design consultancy, printed collateral design and writing, ongoing strategic and tactical involvement. We are overjoyed to remain working with the great team at The ABBEY PHARMACY. Love you guys.
‘I’ve really valued the coaching and confidence given while supporting my own decision making. I know where I want to get to but it is knowing how to get from where you are to where you want to be. There is a real need for some thought leadership out there.’
Mike Hewitson, Owner, The ABBEY PHARMACY
Mike came to us on a recommendation and we hit it off pretty quickly. A similar view of the future and a dovetailing of our skill sets allowed us to begin work rapidly on transforming one of the oldest community pharmacies in the country. An ambitious vision to expand the existing premises into an additional corner unit over three floors and involving five consultation rooms commenced. We started, as always, at the beginning and researched how the patients and team felt about The ABBEY PHARMACY learning that much was being done well. It was clear we needed to evolve and retain the value in the brand rather than throw away 230+ years of meaning! A sensitive, and if we say so ourselves, inspired, visual identity took inspiration from Sherborne Abbey and the surrounding environment. It was part of our job to protect the heritage of this ancient place. A lengthy and challenging planning and conservation process ensued. We almost lost heart but never fear. As a partnership we never gave up and a local campaign to encourage public support along with an adaptation of our design saw permission granted.
Working closely with Black Circle Interiors our collaboration saw a beautiful, sensitive, functional interior designed and built that afforded great scope for the team to expand their practice to new levels over the coming years. A wonderful project to be a part of and a privilege to join in.
Working with Mike we have continued to support the team with strategic and tactical support across a range of areas and in early 2023 redesigned, developed and upgraded The ABBEY PHARMACY website to reflect the stunning interior. Despite being six hours from where we live we love working with this team. Long may it continue.