From a young man, Albert Gubay’s entrepreneurial genius was evident and became the foundation he built his business empire around. What was also evident was his drive and passion to leave a legacy, culminating in a pact he made with God as a young, penniless man, promising to give half of his wealth to God. In 1973, he sold his Kwik Save Discount Group shares for £14million. Now, his vision has become a reality as The Derwent Group is now owned by The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation. Under the management of his hand-picked team, The Derwent’s Groups activities all focus around this one central element, creating profit and maximising revenues for the charity that owns it.
In February 2011, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI bestowed upon Mr Gubay the Knight Commander with Star of the Order of St Gregory the Great. This is an order which is given for conspicuous service to the Church and society. The award was bestowed on Mr Gubay for the philanthropic work he has carried out over many years and in recognition of the establishment of The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation.
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