Shiraz Boghani Develops His Roles In The Hotel And Healthcare Industries

Born in Kenya, Shiraz Boghani cannot have dreamed of the success he has achieved as a business specialist with a particular love of the hotel and hospitality industries. The initial ambitions of Shiraz Boghani did not seem to be taking him towards a career in the hospitality or healthcare industries but instead to a life spent looking after other peoples money as a qualified accountant trained in the U.K. in 1969.

The career of Shiraz Boghani hit its first heights in the 1990s when the business leader made his way to London to establish one of the first limited service hotels in the capital of the U.K. Bringing with him a series of innovations which built upon his desire to achieve success in the hospitality industry, Shiraz Boghani has been at the heart of many of the advances taking place in the tourism sector of the U.K. over recent decades. Expanding his empire as the leader of the Splendid Hospitality Group has included being involved in many of the most important developments in the history of the London-based hospitality industry in the 21st-century. Boghani has continued his rise to become one of the top hospitality experts in the U.K. has led his Splendid Hospitality Group to provide the skills needed to open the 292-bedroom Hilton London Bankside Hotel and The Grand Hotel and Spa, York.

Despite being named the Asian Hotelier of the Year at the 2016 Asian Business Awards, Shiraz Boghani has not limited himself to the hospitality industry but also brings his skills to the healthcare sector. As the joint-Chair of the Sussex Health Care brand founded in 1985, Shiraz Boghani has been seeking new ways of developing this healthcare sector to provide the best services for all those in need of support services.

Although he is a busy business leader, Shiraz Boghani has found the time to become one of the leading lights in his community at both local and national levels in the U.K. Among the many charitable and community-based positions held by Shiraz Boghani is his role as a board member of the National Council of the U.K.’s Ismaili community and as the leader of the National Conciliation and Arbitration Board of the Aga Khan University.

THE WORKERS’ ACTIVIST: JAMES LARKIN

James Larkin, a renowned workers’ activist, was born in 1876 to Irish parents in Liverpool. Due to the poverty in his family, he did not get a formal education. Plagued with poverty, Larkin opted to do manual labor to supplement his family’s income. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://spartacus-educational.com/IRElarkin.htm

This path of manual labor led him to the Liverpool Docks where he, worked as a foreman. It is during this time that he joined the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL) and his socialist views came to the forefront.

Larkin’s methods of advocating for workers’ rights were not acceptable to NUDL, and he was, therefore, transferred to Dublin IN 1907 where he formed the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union.

At that time, very few Irish workers had unionized and were suffering under terrible working conditions. Jim Larkin led many industrial strikes in both parties that he co-founded; the most famous was the 1913 Dublin Lockout where for eight months 100,000 workers went on strike.

Unfortunately, his glory years as an activist dwindled, and in 1914 he left Ireland with the idea of being a public speaker across the world. At the beginning of the First World War, he led protests against the war calling for the Irish people to defend Ireland only and not fight for any other nation.

Furthermore, Jim Larkin tried to raise funds from the United States to fight the British. Unfortunately, in 1920 he was found guilty of criminal anarchy and communism and jailed. Three years later he was, however, pardoned and deported back to Britain.

Back in Dublin, Larkin was not welcome to his former union which greatly disillusioned him. His brother and his son formed the Workers’ Union of Ireland (WUI) which was more pro-communism. It was in this union that he served until his death in 1946.