Bestway’s £100m acquisition of fellow cash-and-carry operator L Batley early in 2005 helped boost the year’s sales to £1,352m, which includes a £356m contribution from an associated company, Bestway Northern. The west London group, owned by the Pervez family and its management, also operates in Pakistan, where it has interests in cement and banking. Bestway was founded in 1962 by Sir Anwar Pervez as an Asian grocery in London.

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Company details
Year2006
Rank21
CompanyBestway Group
ActivityConglomerate
LocationWest London
Sales £m1,352
Profit £m43
Year endJun 05
Principal shareholdersPervez family (61%), management (39%)
Staff3,478
Founded1963
Websitewww.bestway.co.uk

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