Feb 7 2013 by Caitlin Black, Harrow Observer
AN AWARD-winning chemist has celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Shaftesbury Pharmacy, of Shaftesbury Avenue, Harrow, was taken over in 1993 by Lila and Deepak Thakerar, who celebrated the milestone on Friday.
They have worked together to revamp the pharmacy, extend the premises and provide NHS services, such as helping patients to quit smoking.
In 2005, the pharmacy won two national business awards, followed by recognition from the Queen last year, when Lila was appointed an MBE for her services to the community.
Mrs Thakerar said: “The last two decades have been challenging, yet rewarding, in providing pharmaceutical services to the community.”