Bestway Group Businesses

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Bestway Group

Bestway Group

13th Largest private business in UK. 7th Largest family business in UK

Bestway Group Businesses

Largest independent wholesale operator in the UK. Largest independent community pharmacist in the UK

Bestway Group Businesses

3rd Largest bank in Pakistan. 2nd Largest cement manufacturer in Pakistan

Bestway Group Workforce

+28,000 Global work force. +12m Customers

2021 Financial Results

£4.29bn Turnover. £334.0m Profit before tax. £417.7m EBITDA

Year ended 30 June 2021 – Key Highlights

  • Group turnover for the year ended 30 June 2021 totaled £4.29 billion compared to £3.84 billion in the previous year
  • Profit before tax more than doubled to £334.0 million compared to £166.3 million in the previous year
  • In February 2021 the Group successfully acquired the Costcutter Supermarkets UK Group, enhancing its retail offering with some 1,500 additional stores
  • Bestway Cement Limited announced plans for its 5th cement plant in Mianwali as well as solar power plants at all of its sites

Bestway Wholesale

Bestway Wholesale

£2.66bn Revenue. No.1 Largest Independent Wholesaler

No. of Depots

63: 35 Bestway, 24 Batleys, 3 Bestpets, 1 Central Distribution

B2B Customers

130,000 Retailers, 3,000+ Franchisees

Digital Sales

+11% Website Average Order Value, App Sales +5%, App Customers (2020) +35%

Well Pharmacy

Well Pharmacy

£824.2m Revenue, No.1 Largest Independent Retail Pharmacy Chain

Well Pharmacy

748 Branches nationwide, 360k Consultations annually

Well Pharmacy

c.6000 Employees, 72m Prescription volume

Well Pharmacy

£676m Sales via stores, 621k Sales via mobile app

Bestway Cement

Bestway Cement Limited

£264.3m Turnover, £90.6m EBITDA, No. 2 in Pakistan

Bestway Cement Initiatives

55MW Solar power generation, 4 Waste Heat Recovery Power Plants

Cement Dispatches
(Million Tonnes)

8.2 Mt Pakistan, 8.6 Mt Rest of world, 0.4 Mt Cement exports


Water conservation: Latest technology Reverse Osmosis plants to convert industrial waste water for reuse. 80% Reduction in industrial water requirements

United Bank Limited

United Bank Limited

£406.0m Gross revenues, £209.0m Profit before tax

No. of Branches

1,361 Worldwide, +1,300 in Pakistan, 38,509 Omni points

UBL Deposits

£8.9bn Deposits, +14% Increase, £11.6bn Total assets

Digital Sales

3.5m UBL app downloads, 1.8m Registered users (app and website banking)

Real Estate

Real Estate

c.£1bn Portfolio value

No. of Estate

6m sq.ft Warehousing space, 72 Assets


56% in London & South East


>30 Commercial tenants