How Shiraz Boghani Rose To Business Prominence

If you haven’t already heard of Shiraz Boghani, he is the recipient of the 2016 Asian Business Award, a hotelier, and most notably, Chairman of the Splendid Hospitality Group, one of the fastest growing hospitality groups in the United Kingdom. If you’re unfamiliar with the Splendid Hospitality Group, it is a chain of hotels that includes everything from the budget-friendly to the luxurious. Their hotel lineup includes the recently acquired New Ellington Hotel and the Mercure Bristol Brigstow, as well several top performing hotel brands like the Holiday Inn London, The Conrad London St. James, The York, and many others.

Not being one to place all his eggs in one basket, Boghani also Co-founded Sussex Health Care, and although it an entirely different business model, when compared to the hotel industry, it has proven to be equally successful. Sussex Health Care is a New England based health group that has made it their mission to provide best in class elderly care, as well specialist care aimed at treating individuals with either physical or learning disabilities. In addition to being fiscally successful, Sussex Health Care has earned the international standard ISO 9000:2000, which represents a triumphant milestone for the company. If you’re unfamiliar with ISO 9000:2000, it is an international standard widely used to measure several key areas including the quality of goods being sold to consumers, standards of service, safety, and reliability.


What makes Sussex Health Care so unique? Well, in addition to being an ISO certified company, Sussex Health Care is committed to providing their patients with the best care possible, which is accomplished by investing in specialized equipment, facilities, and continuous training for their staff. Sussex Health Care provides palliative care, but they are best known for providing neurological care for those afflicted with dementia and other neurological diseases. As far as continuous training for their staff, Sussex Health Care partners with a variety of colleges to help develop and institute educational programs, that will allow staff members to better serve patients.

What is Shiraz Boghani’s background? After immigrating to the UK in 1969, he began working as an accountant for KPMG, a global network of professional firms that provide advisory, audit, and tax services. By the time the 1980s rolled around, Shiraz Boghani had his sights set on entrepreneurship, and by 1985, he Co-founded Sussex Health Care, and by 1986, became the founder of the Splendid Hospitality Group. Although immensely successful in the business arena, Boghani believes in giving back to the community; he is not only a member of the National Council for the Ismaili Community but also, a resource development convener for the Aga Khan Foundation, a not-for-profit international development agency.

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