HOT on the heels of their success at the 2014 Chemist and Druggist Platinum Design awards, Washington Pharmacy Penarth recently attended the Welsh Pharmacy Awards at Cardiff City Hall.

The independent pharmacy were finalists in the categories for Independent Pharmacy Manager of the Year and Independent Business Development of the Year.

Jane Soltys, pharmacist and proprietor of Washington Pharmacy said: "We were thrilled to be announced finalists in both categories in the Welsh Pharmacy Awards, and we're all delighted to have received a highly commended in the prestigious Independent Pharmacy Manager of the Year award.

"Since our expansion and refit we have extended our collection of quality toiletries and specialist skincare products and we are now able to offer a wider range of healthcare services including diabetes and cholesterol testing, blood pressure testing, skin condition diagnosis, allergy screening, malaria prophylaxis and seasonal flu vaccinations from our private consultation and treatment rooms.

"We're honoured to receive these accolades which we hope will reiterate the numerous benefits of supporting independent businesses by shopping locally."