A bit of our history.
Pages of the history of the BCF 1998–2003 and interesting facts of those times.
Pharmacy Business Center has changed two locations – on st. Desyatynniy, 12 and on the street Levka Lukyanenko (former Tymoshenko St.), 29. Office and warehouse on St. Levka Lukyanenko became our first own premises.
BCF has signed distribution agreements with such well-known pharmaceutical companies as GSK, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi and others.
Our successes were recognized by the state and partners:
In 2001-2002, BCF received a certificate of participation in the “Partnership Program” aimed at forming civilized market relations, ensuring transparency and openness of the pharmaceutical market.
In 2003, we became winners in the nomination “For the distribution of vital medicines” in the Fourth National rating of the pharmaceutical industry of Ukraine “Panaceya”.
In the same year, they received the status of “Absolute Favorite of Olympus” in the “Reputation” nomination and the award – a bronze statuette of Hermes.
In those years, the system of budget financing for the purchase of drugs was just being built, but people needed insulin, cancer drugs, etc. Therefore, barter operations were very common: we shipped medicines to the region, for example, insulin, and instead of money, we were given goods that we had to sell in order to return the money and settle with the supplier.
These processes significantly slowed down financial calculations, and we are very grateful to our partners, who understood the current circumstances and gave us the opportunity to continue working.
At that time, Yevhen Krasnopolskyi – financial director, Oksana Kravchenko – chief accountant, Lyudmila Popova – accountant and Mykolai Butskyi – deputy director of external relations joined our team.