About Raj Aggarwal
Raj Aggarwal left Nairobi after establishing the family business as the largest fruit and vegtable trading house in Kenya. He was instrumental in securing national supply contacts with Government bodies and large NGOs and import contracts with producers worldwide.
He moved to the UK to study A-Levels at a prestigious boarding school in Bath, and after successful A-Levels he secured a place at Cardiff University to study Pharmacy.
His period at Cardiff University was the start of his work with the local community, establishing and leading community groups, developing professional and personal friendships with many eminent political ad establishment figures such as His Majesty the Prince of Wales.
After a few years managing various stores for Boots Plc in South Wales, Mr Aggarwal was transferred to London and managed some very high profile stores including Oxford Street. At this point Mr Aggarwal was the youngest ever regional manager at Boots.
On a social visit back to Cardiff he became aware of the sale of a small pharmacy on City Road and could see huge potential for the business. Taking a huge gamble he resigned from a glittering and rising career with Boots and bought his first shop. Woking 18/20 hours a day, he developed and maximised the business, focusing on the three principles taught to him by his father; Quality, Service and Satisfaction.
After this first pharmacy, he purchased and developed various other sites around Cardiff, building up a chain of six highly successful pharmacies.
As well as managing his pharmacies and other business interests, Mr Aggarwal has continued to be involved in charitable, professional and community organisations.
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Accolades and Roles
Throughout his prestigious career Raj K Aggarwal has gained many roles and accolades:
- Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
- Honorary Consul for India with jurisdiction for Wales
- Honorary Lieutenant Commander of the Royal Navy
- Deputy Lieutenant for South Glamorgan (DL)
- Member of the Governing Body (The Council) of Cardiff University
- Member of the Board of the Wales Millennium Centre
- Member of the Board of the National Pharmaceutical Association
- Member of the Board of the Cardiff Business Club
- Member of the Board of the Welsh International Business Council
- Chairman of Kidney Wales Foundation and Donate Wales
- Chairman of Community Pharmacy Wales
- Member of The Cardiff and County Club, Radyr Golf Club, Vale of Glamorgan Golf Club.
- Health correspondent for western mail, and regular contributor to national and local media on health and pharmacy
- Welsh Assembly Government appointed advisor on various Health & Pharmaceutical Committees
- Member of Ministerial Pharmacy Strategic Deliver Group.