Mega Save Chemist Charlestown Square will be looking to make it back-to-back victories in the Outstanding Pharmacy category of this year’s Hunter Local Business Awards.
The family-run pharmacy, co-owned by pharmists Brady Haskell and Luca Boffo, saluted in the same category in 2016 and went on to win best Pharmacy in Australia at the National Small Business Awards in April 2017.
Retail manager Brianne Lowe said being nominated is a huge privilege and all involved feel honoured to have made it to the finals again this year.
“Our team really does make the difference and the awards gala is a great way to reward them for all of their hard work,” Brianne said.
“These awards shine a light on some amazing small businesses who work tirelessly all year, and just to be announced as a finalist is great recognition.”
Mega Save Chemist Charlestown plays an important role in providing everyday health services to the community, which include medical certificates, flu shots, NDSS supplies, compounding, ear piercing, independent lifestyle aids and much more.
“We also provide free services like our baby nurse, baby CPR, sleeping and settling seminars, Webster packs, home medication reviews and local deliveries,” Mr Haskell said.
“As well as that we offer free monthly health clinics in-store which range from Heart Week, Diabetes Week, bone density testing, skin checks, hearing checks and our very popular Health, Wellness & Beauty Expo.”
Customers at Mega Save Chemist Charlestown Square range from first-time mums and young families to seniors who need a pharmacist they trust with not only their medications but all of their health needs.
“Being nominated is an amazing opportunity for us to show the local community what our pharmacy has to offer,” Mr Haskell said.
Luca Boffo bought the business in 2010 and brought Brady and Brianne on board in 2011.
“We are a local family-run business and we are committed to providing remarkable service,” Mr Boffo said.
“The whole team is committed to achieving their mission statement everyday: ‘Mega Save Chemist Charlestown will be the primary heath care destination for the Hunter Community by always delivering remarkable service and unbeatable value in a professional and caring way’.”
Mega Save Chemist Charlestown is located at Shop 1028, Level 1, Charlestown Square, across from Big W, next to the Coffee Club.