Bestway Group is a diversified multinational family-owned business with annualised turnover in excess of £4.5 billion. Starting off as a chain of retail convenience stores, the Group has grown to become a diversified multinational business with interests across the wholesale, pharmacy, real estate, cement and banking sectors. The Group is also the largest overseas investor in Pakistan.
Owned by the Pervez, Choudrey and Sheikh families, Bestway Group was founded in 1976 by Sir Anwar Pervez OBE H Pk, who remains Chairman. Serving over 12 million customers and employing over 28,000 individuals, the Group supports and serves communities through its operations across the UK, Pakistan and the Middle East.
Bestway Group consists of:
Bestway Wholesale—the UK’s largest independent wholesaler
Well Pharmacy—the UK’s largest independent retail pharmacy chain
Bestway Cement Limited—Pakistan’s 2nd largest cement manufacturer
United Bank Limited—Pakistan’s 3rd largest bank
Real Estate—a UK investment property portfolio
Bestway Wholesale employs more than 4,500 people in the United Kingdom and is the country’s largest independent wholesaler, serving 100,000 independent retailers with a product line of over 25,000 items.
Well is the third largest pharmacy business in the UK, and the largest in Wales, with over 770 branches across the UK and c.6,000 employees.
BCL is Pakistan’s second largest cement producer with an annual capacity of 10 million tonnes, providing employment to over 3,000 people.
UBL ranks as the second largest retail bank in Pakistan with over 1,300 branches in the country, plus a significant presence throughout the Middle East.
Bestway Group has a significant UK property portfolio consisting of owner-occupied warehouses, and investment and commercial properties across the United Kingdom.