Sigma names its top suppliers

Bayer Australia has won the 2017 Sigma Supplier of the Year award

In front of 360 guests, Sigma Healthcare’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Hooper presented Mark Sargent, General Manager of Bayer Australia and New Zealand, with the award, which recognises Bayer’s commitment to a strong partnership to mutually grow business activity, services and customer engagement.

Bayer Australia was also awarded the 2017 Medicinal Supplier of the Year at the awards.

Other 2017 winners acknowledged for their excellence on the night included Colgate Palmolive, Kings Transport, Evolution Health, Johnson & Johnson, Beiersdorf, Abb Vie and Nestlé.

“The Sigma Supplier of the Year award is a measure of the consistently high level of engagement and commitment which Bayer Australia have demonstrated to Sigma, which helps our pharmacy members and our customers,” says Mark Hooper.

“They have also facilitated proactive and responsive business initiatives across our retail and wholesale business.”

“Bayer Australia have proven to be a great business partner to Sigma, with a strategic and holistic approach across all aspects of our business, as evidenced by them also taking out the Medicinal Supplier of the Year award, amid a broad range of category winners announced last night,” Mr Hooper said.

Mark Sargent from Bayer ANZ said: “Over the past 18 months, Bayer have set its sights on understanding the areas of importance to Sigma and how we could add value to all areas of the organisation.

“This award is an outstanding recognition of the hard work over that period and we thank Sigma for that recognition.” 

The Oscars/Academy Awards themed evening at the awards night saw more than 360 participants join special guests including model and television personality Rachael Finch, who is also Amcal’s Beauty Ambassador and the entire Board of Sigma Healthcare, to recognise outstanding supplier achievement. 

Funds were also raised at the gala event for Sigma’s partner charities – Carers Australia and the Summer Foundation. Mr Hooper presented a cheque for $55,000 to each charity during the event.

Over 250 suppliers were in the running for the awards, with eleven suppliers recognised for outstanding achievements.

Mr Hooper said the awards were an important recognition of the critical role that suppliers played in the pharmaceutical sector.

The Full List of Winners

Sigma Supplier of the Year winner                              Bayer Australia

Category Winners


FMCG Supplier of the Year

                            Colgate Palmolive

Medicinal Supplier of the Year


Health & Wellbeing Supplier of the Year

Evolution Health

Beauty / Gifting Supplier of the Year

Johnson & Johnson

Pharmacy Support Supplier of the Year

BRL Contracting

Logistics Supplier of the Year

Kings Transport

Wholesale Supplier of the Year


Ethicals Supplier of the Year


Multi-Channel Supplier of the Year


Professional Services Supplier of the Year

Janssen Cilag

Marketing Pharmacy Support Supplier of the Year

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