Group Overview

W R Evans Group of Companies is an independent family owned company that has been serving local communities in the East Midlands for over 50 years. From small beginnings in Sheffield, in 1959, the company has grown steadily to become the largest independent community pharmacy presence in the East Midlands, with 53 Manor Pharmacy pharmacies, and 12 Cox & Robinson situated mainly in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

W R Evans (Chemist) Ltd intends to remain an independent company with strong local connections, in a market increasingly polarised into large, often multinational businesses. This independence will help guarantee the local communities we serve will continue to have a real choice as to where they obtain their pharmaceutical services. The competition this choice brings will also help ensure the public receives the highest quality of service.

Manor Pharmacy

Manor Pharmacy is the trading name of WR Evans (Chemist) Ltd. The company was started over 50 years ago and in that time has grown to be one of the biggest independent pharmacy groups in the UK.

Cox & Robinson

Acquired in 2006, Cox & Robinson is a chain of 12 pharmacies based in Milton Keynes and the surrounding counties. It is one of the oldest established pharmacy groups in the UK.


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