Chief Executive Officer, Jhoots Group
I have a strong affinity with West Midlands having been born and educated in Walsall. I
attended the Blue Coat School and subsequently the Wood Green College in Wednesbury.
I have over 15 years of senior banking, strategic management and business growth planning
experience, having started his career with West Bromwich Building Society in 1992 before
moving to Staffordshire Building Society in 1998.
In the summer of 2007, I was invited to the join the family’s community pharmacy
businesses with the objective to help stabilise and grow the family business.
Over the years I have helped the business grow from a family business comprising of 4
stores to what now has become a corporate business comprising of around 120 community
pharmacy stores. The core community pharmacy businesses now have a turnover c £60
million per annum and we employ around 600 staff members.
During my tenure as CEO, I have also been directly involved in relocating the business head
office from Darlaston to a prestigious brand new Headquarter building in the heart of
Walsall’s emerging new office corridor.
I take a keen interest in Walsall’s economic, business and civic affairs and am passionate
about assisting local community and voluntary organisation with whatever support I may be
able to offer. Quite often it’s my banking and business experience ranging over 15 years
which is often ‘tapped’ upon.
I sit on a number of local boards and committees for example Innovation Health and
Wellbeing Ltd, Walsall Economic Board, and further afield I am a member of the
Independent Chemists Association. I am also the chairman of the Walsall Town Fund a 50
million bid to Central government. I am also a mentor to a group of leading CEO’s and
Executives and sit on the Local Integration Partnership Board.