About us

Masons Chemists operate five pharmacies around the Coalville/North West Leicestershire area. As your local community pharmacy we offer a wide range of services and facilities for you and your family. Our locations, experience and expertise means that we work closely with local surgeries to provide an integrated service with your GP.


Company History:

Masons Chemists have been providing pharmacy services to the community in North West Leicestershire for over 50 years. Originally trading from premises that now house the opticians in Silver Street, Whitwick, the company expanded in 1960 when Colin Mason joined the business. After qualifying as a pharmacist Colin Mason joined his father Albert Mason to form Mason & Son (Chemists) Ltd and opened a new pharmacy in Belvoir Road, Coalville where the branch remains to this day.

The third branch to open did so in Markfield and was originally located on Main Street, this pharmacy has since relocated twice, most recently to premises next to Markfield Medical Centre on Chitterman Way.

The fourth branch to come on board was the Hugglescote branch which relocated to the new Hugglescote Surgery premises on Grange Road from the original position on Central Road opposite what used to be the Forest Road surgery site.

Finally in October 2016 we purchased the pharmacy in Ratby to complete our group of five pharmacies.


The Company Today:

The company is still owned and run by the Masons family, through Colin's son, Guy Mason who joined the business in 1989 to help with the day to day management of the office. Since Colin Mason retired from practising as a pharmacist at the end of 2011, Guy has taken overall control of the company operations day to day.

The company now employs over 70 staff members, the vast majority of them from the Coalville area. It is our staff that really differentiate us from the competition and we are proud to have staff members still working for us who have been with us from the early days of the company.

We are still investing heavily in our business and are able to respond quickly to new opportunities that would make a difference to our customers.


The Company Future:

Here at Masons Chemists we see us having a stable future providing services and employment in the local area. Investments in innovative services and staff development will help ensure we continue to be market leading in our approaches for the benefits of all our customers. We look forwards to the next 50 years.


Services include:

  • Dispensing
  • Repeat Dispensing
  • Medicine Containers
  • Unwanted Medicines
  • Health Advice and Self-care
  • Medicines Use Reviews
  • Patient Medication Records
  • Repeat Prescription Collection Service
  • Medicine Sales
  • Holiday Healthcare
  • Consultation Room
  • Monitored Dosage Systems
  • Emergency Supplies
  • Home Delivery Services
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Emergency Hormonal Contraception
  • Pregnancy Testing

We also offer a supply of stoma products and all other appliances available on prescription, truss fitting and supply (by appointment only), measurement and supply of compression hosiery, supply of incontinence products and supply of gluten free goods.

If you would like any more information about any of the services mentioned above, please contact us at the relevant brance using the contact details on our branches page.

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