During the 2016 Asian Business Awards, the successful UK-based entrepreneur Shiraz Boghani received the Hotelier of The Year Award. The award signified Boghani’s role in the world of business as well as the healthcare industry. Today, his career is marked with over three decades of expertise in the healthcare sector, with a chain of hotels under his companies.

In 1986, Boghani founded the Middlesex-based Splendid Hospitality Group. Three decades later, the company had already established its presence in the healthcare industry with a total of 19 hotels under the company’s ownership. The hotels have a vast distribution across the UK including in major cities such as London, Oxford, Leeds, and Crawley. The uniqueness of these hotels in the provision of limited brands like Holiday Inn is the key to the award conferred to Shiraz Boghani, Splendid Hotels Group Director and Managing Partner, in 2016.

Receiving the award, Boghani credited his team’s hard work and personal passion of hotels in his business life for the honor. The Kenyan-born UK executive arrived in the United Kingdom for accountant training in 1969. He topped up his training in the currently named KPMG and is a certified Chartered Accountant.

The dynamic business and motivation skills in Shiraz Boghani led him to the healthcare industry, where he spotted profitable opportunities. In 1985, he jointly founded Sussex Healthcare and grew the firm into a leading healthcare service provider in Sussex. The chain has twenty homes with lucrative facilities and round-the-clock medical specialists to take care of the aged and physically disabled people.

As the chairman of Sussex Healthcare Board, Boghani has set a driving mission among the Sussex Community – to provide quality care surpassing industrial standards. True to the firm’s mission, Sussex has opened an existing state-of-the-art fitness facility to keep their clients physically fit. Besides, the company has been expanding its reach by opening new homes and recruiting new care providers.

Apart from the entrepreneurial success of Shiraz Boghani, the UK executive has been supporting several community projects. For instance, he has been a member of the Ismaili Community National Council, besides chairing the board on National Conciliation and Arbitration. He has also been the Aga Khan University Resource Development Convener.

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