About us - Our story
On a stressful day, I was rushing home from work still with a handful of things left on my to-do list. It was my turn to cook that evening and my fiance had just texted to ask when I should be home. I also need to pop into the pharmacy to relieve my sore throat and grab some dental floss; I’d been meaning to go for a few days but just never found the time, what with constant meetings and deadlines due at work.
This recurring event on my to-do: go to the shop for health products, is what has become the seed for the idea behind founding medino.
We have been searching, but unable to find a truly digital online retailer of health and beauty products - It is now very common to order groceries to your doorstep, or shop clothes conveniently, and with quick and smooth delivery as well as returns.
However, you and I still go to the pharmacy down the street to buy medicines or health and beauty products. This needs to change and we believe it is time to set a new standard for health and beauty shopping online.
We are on a mission to make health and beauty shopping more convenient whilst maintaining the high-quality services our customers would expect from a traditional pharmacy. The team behind medino all have a digital background and we are applying new digital advances to make shopping more convenient for you.
Together with you, our customers, we want to develop the type of shopping experience that we ourselves have been missing: Join us in making health and beauty shopping digital with medino - The Pharmacy in Your Phone.
Managing director at medino
Sam DavidsonSam is part of the software development team. When not pondering software design he is found either reading slightly pretentious books or on a long walk in one of London’s parks. He was originally from Manchester but is (regretfully) losing his accent.
Ellis BriggsEllis studied Business Management at the University of Nottingham and has joined the team as an e-commerce assistant. He enjoys watching and playing football, making and listening to music and socialising with friends.
Alsen AligüllüAlsen is a member of the software development team at medino. She grew up taking care of stray animals in Cyprus. Music is a necessity in her life as she loves dancing and playing the piano.
Jeslyn Lim-ChowJeslyn is a pharmacist at medino. She loves scuba diving and misses the sealife alot. A strong believer that movements, acupuncture, eating the right food and a good dose of fun and laughters will keep our health in tip-top condition!
Viktor HolmbergViktor works mostly on keeping the medino web site running smoothly. He’s an avid cross-country skier and also does a bit of painting in his spare time. His favourite soft drink is fanta.
Lars ElfverssonThe father of three small children and a serial entrepreneur who got frustrated over how hard it was to get pharmacy products delivered to your door. Lars realised if it was ever going to happen - you had to fix it yourself. Meeting different cultures and being active with his family is what gives him energy.
Henrik BlomkvistFoodie that originally went into tech because he loved computer games. When he’s not making sure medino’s tech side is on top of things, he is taking product photos or making a fresh pot of coffee. Makes his own chilli sauce.
Christian JakobssonChristian is the magician who went into IT sales and project management before co-founding medino. He works with all sides of the business and if you cannot find him by his desk he is most likely picking and packing your orders in the warehouse.
Brad MorganBrad is a physics graduate that enjoys a challenge of a complicated problem both in physics and mathematics. However, he enjoys spending time with his friends and the company of others. During his spare time he enjoys snow boarding and football. Brad is happy to help with all your customer needs.
Simion PutinaSimion is one of our developers who mostly works on improving warehouse operations at medino. Passionate about cooking, nature, and hefty sound systems. Exclusively listens to his own mixes at the gym.
Giulia GuerriniGiulia is the Pharmacist at medino, and ensures our customers find the right products to maintain great health. She loves travelling and she’s passionate about portrait photography. Her motto is: don’t fall in love with the plan.
Charles CollettCharles is the Business Ops Executive at Medino. It's his job to ensure that your order arrives and your experience exceeds expectations. He is a fanatical squash player and loves classic and contemporary movies (apart from the scary ones).
Amy WatsonAmy studied entrepreneurship at university and has joined the team from ‘up North’ to support buying in the business. She is a little bit dog obsessed and when not working, she’s either at the gym or spending time with her friends.
Neve YorkNeve is our e-commerce copywriter who studied literature and film at university. She loves words and owns too many books. Her interests include - but are not limited to - niche history, punk rock and cheesecake.
Natasha EdwardsNatasha writes all the words at medino. When she’s not searching for synonyms or article ideas, she’s all about adventure: her happy place would be relaxing on a beach after a big hike or long run. She’s also learning how to DJ, and cares a bit too much about her plants.
Douglas AustinPerformance marketer Doug works on all things digital to develop our customer journey. When not working he enjoys running, hiking, traveling and is a recent convert to cycling. Thinks he has perfected the perfect vegan lasagne..
Les CleaverAvid collector of 2nd world war militaria and reader of books about the war. Always listening to music (the heavier the better), but preferably performed live. Has just taken up the hobby of Air Pistol shooting.
Sounds like a team you'd like to work with?
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