Company Values

Family and team values are the driving force in this company, we believe that it is crucial that our employees possess a shared vision and actively promote the feeling of unity within our company. This ultimately sets us apart from the rest as we treat every interaction with the highest level of loyalty, consideration and respect that our clients, colleagues and profession deserve.

“People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the company’s product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” − Mary Kay Ash

JV PHARMA is built on the following core values:

  1. Building long-term working relationships with our clients, particularly with the industry, in order to consistently add value and position ourselves as partners rather than suppliers.
  2. Understanding the varying requirements of the three pillars in which we operate: Retail Pharmacies, Local Distribution and Local Representation.
  3. Striving to place our clients’ needs first in every scenario by constantly exploring new avenues to improve the services offered to our loyal customers. Rest assured, here at JV PHARMA we are willing to go the extra mile to safeguard our patients’ health by providing them with a friendly, efficient and informative service.
  4. By forging tight bonds with local and foreign suppliers as well as continual investment in training and personal development, we ensure that our teams remain abreast of the latest products and trends.
  5. Placing a great emphasis on brand building by investing in and supporting our markets.
  6. Above all, maintaining a positive work environment which will in turn boost loyalty, motivation and productivity.

Our History

JV Pharma was initially founded in 1991 through the acquisition of community pharmacies in strategic locations across Malta. The aim of JV PHARMA was to create a network of pharmacies that not only offer a superior service, but also look to create a centralised supporting structure behind the network.

 

Between 2008 and 2009, the founding partner at JV Pharma continued to invest in the pharmaceutical business by establishing a full-line pharmaceutical wholesale distribution center which serves the local community, delivering daily to over 200 local pharmacies. During this period, it was also decided that a new partner was to join the company to take on the importation, wholesaling and distribution of pharmaceutical products in Malta.

1991

JV Pharma was founded through the acquisition of its first pharmacy

2004

Centralised purchasing stores were set up

2008

Full line local wholesale distribution to all pharmacies across Malta and Gozo

2009

Subsidiary company JV Healthcare was set up and is involved in local representation and marketing of pharmaceuticals in Malta

2016

Marks the 25th Anniversary of JV Pharma

JV Pharma was founded through the acquisition of its first pharmacy

1991

Centralised purchasing stores were set up

2004

Full line local wholesale distribution to all pharmacies across Malta and Gozo

2008

Subsidiary company JV Healthcare was set up and is involved in local representation and marketing of pharmaceuticals in Malta

2009

Marks the 25th Anniversary of JV Pharma

2016

JoJo Grima

After graduating as a pharmacist and working as a medical representative for a couple of years, he decided to take the plunge and purchase his first pharmacy at the age of 27. With a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck, he has successfully grown his company to twelve well-established pharmacies and a fully-fledged wholesale distribution business. Despite this success, he is most thankful for the company he keeps,“I am lucky enough to have a team of incredible individuals, some of which have been with me from the very start, who not only consistently build on the core values of the company but have also taught me so much along the way. I feel humbled and privileged to have achieved all that I have, but rest assured this would not have been possible without all the support from my team along the way, and for that I am truly grateful”.

Damian Stellini

After successfully establishing one of the Big Pharma brands as a leading force in Malta, Damian took to a new venture and teamed up with Jojo in 2009 to form JV Healthcare. It wasn’t long until Damian managed to successfully exploit markets that were relatively untouched. Rather than looking to eat into already established markets, he took the opportunity to flourish in niche markets where other well-established companies were lacking. JV Healthcare now represents several pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies across Europe and has the ability to create a strong presence of products throughout the island. The company also has a regulatory and pharmacovigilance team that can see to all registration and safety needs as well as an in-house tender department to tackle all public NHS tenders. In Damian’s words, “Through my experience I am grateful to have faced different challenges in my life, personally it is not a question of how things are done but why we are doing them. Here at JV Healthcare we strive to fill in the gaps were others have failed, no gap no matter how small should be side-lined, this I feel has distinguished us from the rest, with clients knowing that we are always ready to give a helping hand”.