Olutayo Arikawe – Superintendent pharmacist for the YPG Project Ltd

Olutayo Arikawe is the Superintendent pharmacist for the YPG Project Ltd (The Priory Community pharmacy). The pharmacy is a not for profit social enterprise established to serve one of the most deprived area in Dudley, West Midlands.


She is a multi-award winning pharmacist who has been recognised for her passion for pharmacy and dedication to improving the quality of health of her patients and community. She is involved in Public health activities such as preventing unwanted pregnancies, helping people to stop smoking, health checks, sexual health and reducing alcohol intake.


In the year 2016, she won the award for the Best pharmacist in the United Kingdom (‘I love my pharmacist’ award, Royal pharmaceutical Society). She is the first black person to win the Community Pharmacist of the year, and in the year 2017, she was crowned the ‘Best of the Best pharmacist’ in the United Kingdom (Chemist and Druggist awards)


Olutayo is a motivational speaker and a transformational coach, empowering people to live the life they have always dreamt of and achieve their maximum potentials. She coaches, mentors and trains people to be the best they can be. She is a visiting lecturer at the Wolverhampton University. She also provides work experience opportunities to students from the local colleges and Universities.