Shiraz Boghani is so many things including an entrepreneur, Splendid Hospitality Group’s Chairman, a hotelier and the winner of the Asian Business Award in 2016. Splendid Hospitality Group is a hotel chain encompassing everything from the luxuries to the budget friendly. The chain includes the Mercure Bristol Brigstow, the Holiday Inn London, the New Ellington Hotel, The York and The Conrad London St. James.
Shiraz Boghani believes in diversification and was one of the founders of Sussex Health Care. This is an entirely different business model than what is found in the hotel industry. He was successful with the health group based in New England and provides the best possible care to the elderly. Sussex also specializes in caring for people with learning and physical disabilities. The business has achieved financial success in addition to earning the ISO 9000:2000. This is the internal standard measuring numerous key areas such as standards of service, the quality of goods, reliability and safety.
Shiraz Boghani ensured Sussex Health Care would be unique. The company is ISO certified, provides the highest standards of care to their patients, continually trains their staff members and invested in specialized facilities and equipment. Sussex does offer palliative care but has build their reputation on the neurological care given to individuals suffering neurological diseases including dementia. Sussex Health Care has numerous partners participating in the training of their staff. This includes several colleges responsible for instituting and developing educational programs to help the members of staff provide better service to the patients.
Shiraz Boghani immigrated to the United Kingdom in 1969. This was when he began working for KPMG as an accountant. The business offered services for audit, advisory and taxes. By the 1980’s, Shiraz Boghani knew he was destined to enter the world of the entrepreneurs. He co-founded Sussex Health Care in 1985 and established the Splendid Hospitality Group in 1986. He became extremely successful in business but never lost his passion for giving back to his community. This is why he belongs to the Ismaili Community’s National Council and also helps develop resources for the non-profit Aga Khan Foundation.