Businessman Shiraz Boghani was born in Kenya. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1969 and began studying to become an accountant. He received his initial training with chartered accountants at a small firm. Boghani was then hired by Thomson McLintock & Co, now called KPMG. As he began to find his way financially, Shiraz Boghani began to look for business and investment opportunities. Healthcare jumped out as an area where there was a shortage of help and great need. In 1985 Boghani co-founded Sussex Health Care, a series of care homes for the elderly and people with mental and physical challenges.
With Boghani serving as executive chairman, Sussex Health Care has experienced tremendous growth. The company now runs 24 care homes where they provide innovative, loving services for people of all ages suffering with a wide variety of conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and a host of neurological conditions. The hospitable facility’s staff of over 1,100 licensed medical professionals also continues to provide loving care for the aged and the learning disabled. The high quality services Sussex Health Care provides has resulted in them winning numerous awards.
In the 1990s, Shiraz Bogani developed an interest in the hotel industry. He was among London’s first hoteliers to become involved with limited branded hotels. Through his vision, hard work and dedication, Boghani is now the owner and manager of 19 trading hotels all across the United Kingdom. He is also the chairman of the Splendid Hospitality Group. The privately-owned hotel group is among the fastest growing in the United Kingdom. In recognition of the more than 30 years of excellent service Shiraz Boghani has invested in the hospitality industry, at the 2016 Asian Business Awards he was named ‘Hotelier of the Year‘.
In addition to his business activities, Shiraz Boghani also gives generously of his time and resources to numerous charitable causes and organizations. He does a great deal of volunteer work for and is a leader in the Ismaili community in the United Kingdom. Boghani is a major supporter of the UK registered charity the Aga Khan Foundation. He also works to help Ismaili people worldwide through the Aga Khan Development Network.
The wide variety of services Shiraz Boghani provides for people in the United Kingdom through his business activities with Sussex Health Care and the Splendid Hospitality Group, as well as his volunteer activities make him a valuable resource.
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