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Our Core Values

  • Success

    Our values are part of our legacy. They guide the way we work with our business partners, within our communities and with each other. Through integrity, simplicity and a focus on success, we have created a vibrant company culture where ideas can blossom, people can achieve success and flourish.

  • Integrity

    We act with integrity and show respect and demonstrate a commitment to ethical conduct. We show respect for and value all individuals for their diverse backgrounds, experiences, styles, approaches and ideas. We listen to others for understanding and always strive for positive intent.

  • Accountability

    We take personal accountability for our actions and results with a focus on finding solutions and achieving results. We actively engage in discussions and commit to decisions once they are made by involving others in decisions and plans that affect them. We keep promises and commitments made to others and personally commit to the success and well-being of teammates.

  • Passion

    We are passionate about our business, our brands and show pride in our brands and heritage. We delight our customers through the high quality of our products and services. We promote a positive and fun environment. We promote innovative ideas and solutions.

  • Humility

    We have the humility and hunger to learn and value openness and curiosity to learn from anyone, anywhere. We seek and provide honest feedback and are open to personal change and continuous improvement. We learn from mistakes and successes in equal measure.

A Humble Beginning

Mr. Ebrahim Balwa was the founding member of our family business, he led a very simple existence; he remained a man unaffected by his wealth and status in society. From the humble position of a porter, he had single-handedly raised his position to that of an owner of several restaurants, properties, diverse business enterprises and many more thriving businesses without any familial financial backing. Our family business enterprise was founded in 1903, Café Yadgaar a typical Irani bakery / café, was purchased by Mr. Ebrahim Balwa, which was known for its good, honest, reasonably priced bakery items, food and beverages. Its clients were invariably individuals of modest means and the bakery / cafe gave them a wonderful place to congregate. A man is considered successful by his good deeds and not merely by the financial gains he enjoys, Mr. Ebrahim Balwa was one such noble soul. Our organisational core values are based on the guiding principles of our great founding member – Mr. Ebrahim Balwa which helps us in creating direction and the processes for our organisational development and growth.