Paul Kelly

Paul  joined the register in 1969 and eventually made the transition to pharmacy contractor, building up a strong pharmacy business with five branches in the Belfast area and providing a valuable pharmaceutical service to patients in an economically-deprived area of the city during very difficult times in Northern Ireland.

He has been a contractor, locum and wholesaler, as well as contributing to the development of the profession through various organisations, including the Ulster Chemists’ Association.

He has represented the Belfast & South Eastern LCG area on the Board of Community Pharmacy Northern Ireland since 2019.

In the early 80s, Paul, along with a group of likeminded pharmacist, worked tirelessly to encourage fellow pharmacists across Northern Ireland to buy out the Belfast branch of Sangers. As a result, Sangers (NI) was set up and the wholesaler operation thrived in Northern Ireland.

Paul has consistently pushed for the improvement of quality of service provided by the pharmacy profession and has unflinchingly supported pharmacists to enable them to give their best.