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Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia

Dominvs Group

London, UK

Founder and Chairman

Dominvs Group

Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia
Biography
Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia is founder and Chairman of Dominvs Group, a family-owned private equity and real estate business. He is also founder and Chairman of Euro Car Parts, one of the largest distributors of car and light commercial vehicle parts in Europe, and Executive Chairman of LKQ Corporation’s other businesses in the UK, Ireland and India.

Born in Uganda, Sukhpal spent time in a British refugee camp after his family fled the regime of Idi Amin. He founded Euro Car Parts in 1978, starting out from a single local motor accessories shop in Willesden, London. Today, the company employs more than 10,000 colleagues in more than 300 branches and operates T2, one of the largest car parts distribution facilities in the world near Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Founded in 2014, Dominvs Group is a fast-growing family business with divisions specialising in hospitality, residential property, commercial property, private equity and wealth management. It has more than £700 million assets under management and has built and managed hotels across the UK.

An Indian Sikh entrepreneur, Sukhpal invests in companies in India and maintains strong links to the country, traveling back regularly and hopes to return permanently one day. He supports Indian projects that provide education, assistance and support to disadvantaged women and children.

Personal Business Advice

Be bold, ambitious and do not be afraid to be a pioneer. If you think long term, work hard, and invest in your business and employees, everything else should fall into place. Look after your colleagues and team – and always put them first. Ultimately, be grateful for what you have.

Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia’s Newsfeed

23 Apr 2018
It’s time the Government appointed a Minister of Tourism

A number of Britain’s most well-known companies from British Airways to Thomas Cook built their global brands off tourism. A number of great British entrepreneurs, such as Mike Gooley of Trailfinders, Sir Brian Souter of Stagecoach, and hotel developers such as Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia and Jasminder Singh have made their names in the hospitality and tourism trade.

17 Jan 2018
CNN
How a refugee created 3,500 jobs in Britain

Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia knows the power of immigration. Born in Uganda when the British Empire was in its heyday, he was forced to flee his home country for a new life in Britain in 1972. Then he went to work. Ahluwalia was 19 when he bought a struggling auto parts business in London. He sold the company -- Euro Car Parts -- for £280 million ($375 million) in 2011 after creating thousands of jobs.

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Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia’s Background

Founder and Chairman
2011 - Present
London, UK
Dominvs Group is a family-owned private equity and real estate business, managing a portfolio in excess of £700 million. Its portfolio includes regional and central London hotels; residential and commercial developments; and private equity investments, including in Digraph Transport Supplies and India-based EcoCentric Management.
Founder and Chairman
1978 - Present
London, UK
Euro Car Parts is Europe's largest distributor of parts for all makes of cars and light commercial vehicles, employing more than 10,000 colleagues in 300 branches nationwide. Since its founding in 1978, Euro Car Parts has expanded by up to 35% each year. In 2017, Euro Car Parts opened T2 near Tamworth, Staffordshire, one of the largest car parts distribution facilities in the world.
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Other Business Interests

Supporter
2016 - Present
London, UK
The Migration Museum Project seeks to increase knowledge and appreciation of how migration has shaped Britain across the ages. It is in the process of creating a national Migration Museum and runs a far-reaching national education programme.
Supporter
2009 - Present
London, UK
The Sikh Welfare & Awareness Team provides food, assistance and support to homeless people in South London. SWAT also runs workshops and clubs for young and vulnerable people about gang culture, drug addiction and alcohol abuse.
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