Over 65 of Brisbane's young executives joined the Young Business Forum on Tuesday 18 June, to hear the inspiring story of local entrepreneur Anthony Yap, the founder and managing director of Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse, who has grown his business into dynamic company with a moving annual turnover in excess of $200 million.
In an increasingly fast-paced world, young entrepreneurs have an unrelenting drive to provide innovative and inspiring new ideas.
Hear what advice Anthony has to share about launching and running a successful business at such a young age and learn about how to make your own mark on Australian business.
Anthony’s business career began with the purchase of his first pharmacy in Brisbane’s northern suburbs in 2001 at the age of 23.
By 2003, he created the “Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse” brand, a “big box” concept based on a larger product range and an everyday low price strategy. Anthony then expanded his network of stores throughout Australia, across six states and began franchising the business model in 2009.
Today the group operates out of 42 locations, employs over 700 staff and has a Moving Annual Turnover (MAT) in excess of $200 million. Anthony’s involvement in the company spans all aspects of the business with a specific focus on operational efficiencies and business development. He has also recently been awarded the coveted title of Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012.