We're here to get the best deal for our customers

Heather Barkwill, Trade Marketing Director

Heather Barkwill, Trade Marketing Director

Alliance Healthcare enables the nation's pharmacies and hospitals to buy all the products they require at the best possible prices.

Our Buyers make this possible by working closely with manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers throughout the UK and internationally.

Our broad range of suppliers and products combined with the knowledge that what we do has a very direct impact on performance - our own and our customers' - makes Buying a place of great variety, challenge and reward.

Our Buying department

Our Buying department covers a wide remit and is divided into four key areas: Generics, Surgical, Ethical and International. Each offers a range of unique opportunities.

Meet our people

Kate Sweny

Kate Sweny, Clinical Trial Service Manager

"I feel I have learnt a great deal in my role here and have had many opportunities to learn more about the industry and develop myself."

I’ve been working at Alliance Healthcare for 7 years.

I work within the comparator sourcing department, my job involves sourcing stock globally for use in clinical trials. The job is ever changing and I have enjoyed working in a fast paced environment, building great relationships with colleagues at Alliance but also customers and suppliers. I feel I have learnt a great deal in my role here and have had many opportunities to learn more about the industry and develop myself

Sandra Head, Surgical Buying Assistant

Sandra Head, Surgical Buying Assistant

"The people are great and it truly is a good company to work for."

I have been working for Alliance Healthcare for just over 25 years.

I started at the Chessington Service Centre as a warehouse operative, and I now work as part of the Surgical Buying team at Head Office. My role involves providing support for the Buyers, our suppliers and the rest of the team. I have seen many changes over the years and I have enjoyed working here. The people are great and it truly is a good company to work for.

Damien Bowen, Almus Demand Planner

Norma, Almus Demand Planner

"It’s a great team to work within; friendly, always supportive & very knowledgeable."

I have worked for Alliance Healthcare for 4 years.

My role has been in the Generics department for the Almus brand. It’s a great team to work within; friendly, always supportive & very knowledgeable.

My role involves assuring continuity of supply from a worldwide selection of manufacturers and partners. The generic pharmaceuticals market itself is constantly moving and evolving, providing an ongoing day to day challenge, and always keeping us on our toes.