Bestway Groups saves 3000 jobs by take-over of three businesses, spent £ 35m on charity


LONDON: Amidst apprehensions on uncertain situation in UK’s economy and reports on closing down of big businesses and increasing unemployment, Bestway Group has achieved a milestone and has come forward to save over three thousand jobs through buying three potential businesses this year.

LONDON: Pictures taken at the charity reception at Pavilion Restaurant, Royal Ascot show Zameer Choudhry CBE, Syed Qamar Raza, M. Sarwar, Sir Anwar Pervez, Muzaffar Choudhry,
Banday Ali, Qamaruz Zaman, Dr. Ashraf Chohan, Rehman Chishty MP, Pakistan High Commissioner Syed Ibne Abbas, Rizwan Pervez, Brian Firth, Mrs. Sadaf Abbas, Syed Ibne Abbas, Rehman
Chishty MP, Dawood Pervez, Shakir Elahi, Mrs. Elahi, Younus Sheikh, Mrs Sheikh, Haider Choudhry, Mrs. Haider, Rushna Farhan, Sir Anwar Pervez and Salman Sarwar. (Nation pictures)

Bestway Group, one of the largest enterprises in Britain has already increased its turnover to £3.29 billion. Detailing the figures in his address at a charity reception at Royal Ascot on Friday (22nd June), Zameer Choudhry CBE, CEO of Bestway Group said that over the course of the last year, there have been quite a few casualties.
The high street has had a torrid time with once-leading names such as Toys R Us, Maplin and Pound World all going into administration. Even Marks & Spencer’s have announced plans to close 100 stores. In wholesale, the collapse of Palmer & Harvey and Conviviality were both major surprises while AF Blakemore’s decision to divest of its cash and carry operations has also impacted the independent retail sector.
“So, you could be forgiven for thinking that we at Bestway would be downbeat about the future. Far from it. While others see doom and gloom, we see boom and bloom. While others have been flirting with relegation, we have had some great results. Although independent retail continues to be challenging, our symbol group best-one is certainly living up to its name and continues to go from strength to strength with growth of 16.5% year on year against a market decline of 3.9%.
Number of stores increased by 125 in just one month alone”, he revealed. “Best-one was voted the UK’s favorite symbol brand by shoppers for the second successive year by Consumer Association Which?, once again coming above Sainsburys’ Local, Tesco Express, as well as Premier, Nisa and Spar. Our multiple account division has grown by 111% and now services over hundreds of thousands customers with 370 sites nationwide.
“Last year we re launched our delivered catering operation – BB Foodservice.This hasresulted in an increase of 32%inMultipleAccounts and 17% in sales of World Foods.