Shiraz Boghani, Entrepeneur, Award Winner And Philanthropist

Shiraz Boghani is a highly-respected entrepreneur in the U.K. He is the Chairman of the Board of two well-known businesses, Splendid Hospitality Group and Sussex Healthcare.

The Shiraz Boghani is a well-known, highly respected entrepreneur in the U.K. He is the Chairman of the Board of two well-known businesses, Splendid Hospitality Group and Sussex Healthcare.

The Beginning

Shiraz Boghani was born in Kenya and moved to the U.K. in 1969. He received an accounting degree from Chartered Accountants and went on to work as an accounting for KPMG. In 1980, Mr. Boghani was ready to branch out from his accounting career and set his sights on becoming an entrepreneur.

Shiraz Boghani’s first business was Sussex Healthcare, which he co-founded in 1985; in 1986 he founded the Splendid Hospitality Group.

Making a Difference: Sussex Healthcare

Mr, Boghani saw the need to find resources for the elderly, those with brain injuries, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and suffering from dementia. He founded Sussex Healthcare to offer a high level of care for this group of people. Today there are 18 different care facilities with over 500 beds.

All care homes offer activities to keep both bodies and mind active; they offer different therapy sessions and chefs prepare meals using the freshest ingredients that are both nutritious and great tasting.

The Launch of Splendid Hospitality Group

In 1986, Shiraz Boghani launched Splendid Hospitality Group. In his current role as Chairman, he is responsible for the growth and strategy of the business. The group currently has 20 hotels offering over 2,000 beds. Some international hotel chains under the groups’ umbrella include Hilton, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn. Other flagship hotels are The Grand Hotel & Spa, the Conrad London St. James and recent acquisitions such as the Mercure Bristol Bristow and the New Ellington.

Accolades

During his dynamic career, Shiraz Boghani has received numerous business industry awards. Most recently he was the recipient of the prestigious “Hotelier of the Year” award at the Asian Business Awards in 2016.

In 2018, Splendid Hospitality Group received the Best Online Candidate Experience Award at The Onrec Online Recruitment Awards.

In addition to running his businesses, Shiraz Boghani finds time to support the local community. He is involved in numerous local charitable organizations. He is a member of the National Council for the Ismaili Community and Resource Development Convener for the Aga Kahn University.