Under chairman Sir Anwar Pervez, 84, this group has grown from a single grocery store, opened in 1963, to Britain’s largest, privately owned cashand- carry group supplying more than 70,000 corner shops and 40,000 caterers and pubs. The London company owns a cement manufacturer and the UBL bank in Pakistan, and also operates 780 Well Pharmacy stores across the UK.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank13
CompanyBestway Group
ActivityConglomerate
LocationWest London
Sales £m3,224
Profit £m457
Year endJun 18
Principal shareholdersSir Anwar Pervez and family (88%), management (12%)
Staff27,919
Founded1963
Websitewww.bestwaygroup.co.uk/

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