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Andrew Nisbet

Key West Holdings

Bristol, UK

Director

Key West Holdings

Andrew Nisbet
Biography
Andrew is a Director at Key West Holdings, a family-owned business which holds the Nisbet family’s investments in Nisbets Plc, the UK’s leading catering equipment supplier, and kitchen equipment hire firm Jongor. Key West Holdings also invests in commercial property in the UK.

Andrew founded Nisbets in 1983 and it is now the UK’s largest provider of catering equipment. Employing more than 2000 people, the company is headquartered in Bristol, UK, and has offices across Europe and Australia. It is one of the UK’s largest exporters, shipping to more than 100 countries and was awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2017.

In 2012, Andrew and his family set up The Nisbet Trust, an independent charitable trust funded by a property-based endowment portfolio. The Trust makes grants to registered or exempt charities and not-for-profit social enterprises in Greater Bristol that work in social welfare, education and the arts.

Personal Business Advice

Focus on delivering your customers the best service possible, and most other things will follow. Stay alert, and constantly re-evaluate the basics. Ultimately, trust your team and give them your full support.

Andrew Nisbet’s Newsfeed

16 Mar 2018
Andrew Nisbet urges entrepreneurs to consider building family businesses that last

The founder and owner of the UK’s largest catering equipment supplier, Nisbets, has hailed the positive contribution that family-owned businesses make to the UK economy and said he would love to see more entrepreneurs keep their companies in the family rather than seeking outside investment.

09 Mar 2018
Management Today
In defence of family businesses

Rather than rushing to exit, entrepreneurs should consider building a business to last, says family business owner Andrew Nisbet.

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Andrew Nisbet’s Background

Director
2014 - Present
Bristol, UK
Key West Holdings is a family-owned business which holds the Nisbet family’s interests in Nisbets Plc; kitchen equipment hire firm Jongor; and commercial property. The company’s property investments are managed to develop sustainable revenue and generate funds for charitable causes, which are distributed through The Nisbet Trust.
Founder and Chairman
1983 - Present
Bristol, UK
Nisbets is the UK's largest provider of catering equipment, supplying restaurants, schools and hotels. Headquartered in Bristol, UK, the company has more than 2,000 employees and has offices across Europe and Australia. It is one of the UK’s largest exporters, shipping to more than 100 countries around the world and was awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2017.

Other Business Interests

Trustee
2012 - Present
Bristol, UK
The Nisbet Trust is an independent charitable trust funded by a property-based endowment portfolio. The Trust makes grants to registered or exempt charities and not-for-profit social enterprises in Greater Bristol that work in social welfare, education and the arts.