The Third of the Fourth Silent Hero behind Swift Car Care's Success is Charles Swift OBE​

Charles Swift OBE (Lab) is the longest servicing councillor in the world. In early 1987 along with Sir Brian Mawhinney (Con) was Charles Swift OBE, who assisted anyone who knocked at his door. Charles Swift, on completing his night shift, would take the Datoo brothers to each and every industrial unit that was potentially rentable through Peterborough Development Corporation and finally a suitable unit  on 13 Wainman Road was taken. Charles Swift's contribution went further by negotiating a rent & rates free period to give that vital boost. In February 1987, the Datoo brothers decided to name the business after the councillor - "Swift" Car Care; to this day the Councillor and Datoo's have kept in regular touch through sponsoring various charities. Why the business did and continues to do well is based on the core philosophy, our father, Amirali J Datoo drummed into both brothers. In business always, "Look for the Opportunity in the Problem and not the Problem in the Opportunity" Next and the final post in this series will introduce John Wilson formerly the Head of Barclaycard division in Northampton​

Sir Brian Mawhinney - the 2 of the 4 People behind Swift Car Care Services success story​

In our tribute to the Silent Hero's, the 2 of the 4 people who had a significant impact on the success of Swift Car Care was Sir Brain Mawhinney. He was then the MP for Peterborough and Junior Minister for Northern Ireland. In his extremely busy ministerial duties, he found time to assist the Datoo brothers. Sir Brian's contribution was extremely valuable as in those day the Peterborough City Council would not lease any units to Garage trade. Sir Brian's intervention ensured that Datoo's were the exception and hence Swift Car Care now had a location on the map of Peterborough. The business name initially was B-Swift and on Sir Brian's advice the "B" was dropped and Swift Car Care Services was conceived. Next post deals with why was it named Swift when a tribute to the 3 of 4 Silent Hero in the making of Swift Car Care. The picture is a proud moment for Sir Brian's presenting the highly acclaimed ISO 9002 Accreditation to the Datoo brothers in 1995 along with Pete Hall 1995 who is still with Swift Car Care !​

Nazir Jessa - Past Chairman of Watford Electronics​

Swift Car Care would like to acknowledge and pay a tribute to 4 very special people who behind the scene made it all happen. A special tribute to first of the four silent hero's who made it possible for Swift Car Care to be one the most successful garage in Peterborough is the former Chairman of Watford Electronics Mr Nazir Jessa, now Director of Barnfield Federation, Deputy Lieutenant of Digitech..... Mr N Jessa's unsecured loan to the budding company at its most crucial stage was the making of Swift Car Care - the purchase of the first Freehold site, which is now the registered Head Office of the Group. Above Nazir Jessa is seen talking to the Directors of Swift Car Care at the presentation of the ISO 9002 Part2 Award by NQA The second of the fourth person to have contributed towards the success was Sir Brain Mawhinney​

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