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'Untenable': pharma boss sends staff on one-way ticket

Brent Melville
Thu, 23 Sep 2021

AFT's managing director Hartley Atkinson says other countries are 'laughing at' NZ. (Image: Supplied)
Brent Melville
Thu, 23 Sep 2021
AFT Pharmaceuticals is sending key employees offshore on a one-way ticket to ensure it doesn't lose ground to its global competitors, while New Zealand sticks with its stringent border controls.The NZX-listed company, which develops and distributes branded and generic drugs to about 50 global markets, has transferred two of its New Zealand-based business development managers to Europe, increasing its on the ground team there to three.Managing director Hartley Atkinson said it used remote working tools as “short term steps” to sh...

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