Our Story

Home / Our Story

Our Story

Wicker Pharmacy is Sheffield’s award winning late night and extended hours pharmacy. The company was formed in 1951 (as Associated Chemists (Wicker) Ltd) to provide the people of Sheffield with a first class extended hours pharmacy service. The pharmacy opened on the 27th January 1952 and has been open every day since.

Martin Bennet - The Wicker Pharmacy

Our Director – Martin Bennett

The pharmacy has won a number of awards including Community Pharmacist of the Year, Young Pharmacist of the Year, Pharmacy Team of the Year, Pharmacy Technician of the Year, the Pharmacy Platinum Design Award and the Terry Norris Smart award for outstanding success in advancing the cause of community pharmacy. The company’s Chairman – Martin Bennett – was awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to pharmacy.

The pharmacy continues to be owned mostly by Sheffield Pharmacists, but in 2012 ownership of part of the company was transferred to the staff via an employee ownership trust model. This means that over 75% of the business is owned by current or past employee, creating a deeper connection and passion between the pharmacy, its staff, and most importantly, its community.

The company is well known throughout the city of Sheffield and has become a well-known local landmark. We are the first choice for having stock of items that are difficult to find, or that are not available elsewhere. We keep medicines that others do not have and have referrals come through to us on a regular basis. If we don’t have it, we will do our very best to find it for you!