Shakeel Jivraj has over 13 years’ experience in the hospitality and food sector, principally with Pizza Hut Delivery (YUM Brands).
Prior to entering the QSR & fast food industry, Shakeel studied Economics at Queen Mary’s University (University of London). His family portfolio of stores reached 23 Pizza Huts at their largest and most successful stage (2017-18), spanning North, East & Central London, Oxfordshire & Gloucestershire. Recently, the company consolidated some stores and is now concentrating solely on London.
Since 2013 the family companies and store managers have received numerous national & international operational awards including restaurant of the year award 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018.
Over the past 12 months, Shakeel has been investigating diversification into other industries and brands. The leisure/fitness sector is particularly attractive due to its ongoing growth and available opportunities. Along with his brother – a qualified personal trainer – he has recently invested in a 9Round franchise and is looking forward to seeing it grow.
Shakeel will be speaking at the Multi-unit Franchise Conference, Friday 31 January 2020.