Olutayo M Arikawe

Superintendent Pharmacist, The Priory Community Pharmacy


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. Olutayo’s contribution to the pharmacy business has seen it change from a traditional one to a pharmacy without boundaries. She has taken the pharmacy from a community pharmacy to ‘a pharmacy in the community’.

Olutayo graduated from the University of Ibadan, in Nigeria and then completed her OSPAP conversion course at the Aston University in Birmingham. She went on to the University of London to obtain a Master’s degree in public health. She is a life coach protégé with the Coaching Academy where she obtained her coaching and NLP qualifications. She obtained her independent prescribing qualifications from the Keele University.

Olutayo 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. In the year 2016, she won the award for the Best pharmacist in the United Kingdom (‘I love my pharmacist’ award, Royal pharmaceutical Society). In 2017, she was crowned the ‘Best of the Best pharmacist’ in the United Kingdom (Chemist and Druggist awards).

Olutayo is the MD of LT coaching and consulting LTD. She 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 break boundaries and be the best they can be. She has supported many of her clients to start their own businesses and excel in it.

She is a visiting lecturer at the Wolverhampton University. She’s currently pursuing a PHD in pharmacy focussing on developing services to support people living with mental health conditions.