Andrew Nisbet

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Andrew Nisbet (born August 1960)[1] is a Director of Key West Holdings, which holds his family's interests in catering supplies and property. He is also founder and Chairman of catering supplies retailer Nisbets Plc.

Early life[edit]

After leaving school in 1978, Nisbet joined his father's business, Peter Nisbet & Co.[2] The business distributed catering equipment in the South West England.[2]


In 1983, Nisbet founded Nisbets, originally selling knives, catering clothing and textbooks to catering students.[3] The business launched a mail-order catalogue in 1987 and moved into wholesale in 1990.[2][4] Between 1995 and 2017 the business underwent international expansion.[5][6]

As of February 2017, the business employs more than 2,000 people and has offices in nine countries.[7] The business also has retail outlets in the UK, Ireland and Australia.[7] In 2017, turnover of the business was £400 million, according to The Sunday Times.[8]

In 2014, Nisbet became a Director of Key West Holdings, which holds his family's interests in catering equipment and property.[9][10] In 2015, Key West Holdings acquired catering hire firm Jongor Hire.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Andrew Nisbet lives in Bristol, UK with his wife Anne.[12][13]

In 2012, the Nisbet family founded The Nisbet Trust, which provides grants to charitable organisations in the Greater Bristol area.[12]

Between 2012-2013, Andrew Nisbet was High Sheriff of Bristol.[14]


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  5. ^ Groom, Brian (2017-04-20). "Brexit test for UK's top exporters and innovators". Financial Times. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
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  7. ^ a b "About Us | Nisbets Catering Equipment". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  8. ^ "The Sunday Times Rich List 2017". Archived from the original on 2018-03-14. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  9. ^ "KeyWest Holdings". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  10. ^ "In defence of family businesses". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  11. ^ "Consolidated Financial Statements: Key West Holdings" (PDF). Key West Holdings.
  12. ^ a b "Nisbet Trust". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  13. ^ "Andrew and Anne Nisbet". The Sunday Times. 2008-04-27. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  14. ^ "The London Gazette". The London Gazette.