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Anwar Pervez

Sir Anwar Pervez
Born 1935 (age 80–81)
Gujar Khan, British India
Residence London, England
Nationality BritishPakistani
Occupation Chairman Bestway group
Net worth United States $1.5 billion (2011)

Sir Anwar Pervez OBE, HI (Urdu: سر انور پرویز‎), is a businessman in the United Kingdom of Pakistani origin. He is the founder and Chairman of Bestway Group.

Biography

Pervez was born in 1935 and he moved to the UK at the age of 21.[1] In 1963 he established his first convenience store in London’s Earls Court.[1] By the early seventies he had changed the company's name to Bestway and was operating ten convenience stores in and around West London.[1] In 1976, Pervez opened Bestway’s first wholesale warehouse in Acton, West London.[1] The company has since grown to a multi-billion pound enterprise, and as of 2014 Bestway is the second largest independent wholesaler in the United Kingdom.[2]

Pervez was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1992[3] and a Knight Bachelor in 1999.[4]


References

  1. ^ a b c d Midgley, Dominic (21 July 2014). "Anwar Pervez: The Billionaire cash and carry King". Express. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Bounds, Andrew; Barrett, Claer (18 July 2014). "Cash-and-carry group Bestway to buy Co-op pharmacies for £620m". Financial Times. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 52952. p. 11. 12 June 1992. Retrieved 15 January 2012. (United Kingdom)
  4. ^ "Honours and Awards". London Gazette. 14 September 1999. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

External links

  • www.bestwaygroup.co.uk
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