Shiraz Boghani is an entrepreneur extraordinaire whose work in the hospitality industry has seen him receive international recognition. His journey to stardom started many years ago in 1969 when he immigrated to the UK from Kenya. An accountant by profession, he started his career out working for small firm of accountancy before moving on to KPMG, a global company that provides tax, advisory and audit services. He rolled out his entrepreneurship skills in 1985 by co-founding Sussex Health Care. Sussex Health Care is an accredited independent health group that provides quality nursing and residential care to the elderly and other people with disabilities. It is based in New England and run by professional experienced personnel who are guided by its Policy Group. Today Sussex has 18 care homes with more than 500 beds.
After founding Sussex, Shiraz Boghani did not stop there but went ahead to form the Splendid Hospitality Group in 1986. Splendid Hospitality Group is among the most prominent and fastest growing privately-owned hotel groups in the United Kingdom. Shiraz Boghani is the chairman of the chain of hotels that provide from quality but affordable services, all the way to luxurious services to clients. Splendid has been trading hotels for over 20 years, and some of the big names under their belt include Holiday Inn London-York, The Grand Hotel & Spa, Hilton London Bankside and The Conrad London St James. Other new acquisitions are Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel and New Ellington in Leeds. In his capacity as the Chairman, Mr Boghani uses his vast experience to provide a vision for the group and oversees the growth strategies of the business.
In the 1990’s Shiraz Boghani was one of the few hoteliers to introduce limited service hotels in London. His passion for the hotel sector saw him being named the recipient of the “Hotelier of the Year’ award, at the Asian Business Awards in 2016. Apart from the help, he offers through Sussex, Mr Boghani actively gives back to his community by supporting various charitable and voluntary organisations. He volunteers in the Aga Khan Foundation as a resource development convener and is also a member of the National Council for the Ismaili Community.
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