Peter Boizot
Name: Peter Boizot
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Male
Birth Day: November 16, 1929
Age: 93
Country: England
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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Peter Boizot

Peter Boizot was born on November 16, 1929 in England (93 years old). Peter Boizot is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Scorpio. Nationality: England. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


A music enthusiast, he opened the PizzaExpress Jazz Club in the Soho district of London in the late 1960s.

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Before Fame

He studied history at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, graduating in 1953. He opened his first PizzaExpress restaurant in London in 1965.


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In 1953, Boizot earned an Honours Degree in History at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Boizot received an Honorary Degree at Loughborough University in 2000 in recognition for his successful business acumen and career, and for his contributions to Peterborough.


Boizot founded PizzaExpress in 1965, after having worked in Europe for ten years and noticing that he was unable to eat an authentic pizza slice in London. Boizot floated PizzaExpress on the London Stock Exchange in 1993 but remained president.


His first restaurant opened in Wardour Street, Soho, London, to much acclaim with a second PizzaExpress opening in 1967. He was also the first to import Peroni into the UK. His empire grew quickly because of its authentic Italian taste and unique artistic approach.


Boizot was an avid jazz fan. He opened his first jazz club, the PizzaExpress Jazz Club in London's Soho district in 1969, whilst founding the Soho Jazz Festival in 1986. He then opened other PizzaExpress Jazz Clubs across the UK. These jazz clubs have played host to greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Jamie Cullum, Sting, Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones.


In 1977, Boizot created the Veneziana pizza in his PizzaExpress restaurant to gain attention to and raise funds for Venice in Peril. 5p from each Veneziana pizza sold would be donated to the charity, a charity set up to raise funds to restore and conserve works of art and architecture in Venice.


He was awarded the MBE "for political and public service" in the 1986 Birthday Honours.


Boizot was locally renowned as 'Mr Peterborough' because of the work and funds that he put back into his hometown of Peterborough. He purchased and then modernised his favourite local haunt, the Great Northern Hotel in 1993. In 1997 he bought the ailing Peterborough United Football Club and invested £5 million into its resurrection. Boizot acquired the former Odeon cinema building in 1996 and transformed it into a multi-purpose entertainment venue complete with theatre, concert and conference rooms.


This charity initiative still exists at all PizzaExpress restaurants, but the amount donated has increased to 25p from each pizza. Boizot's efforts have raised over £2,000,000 to date. For his Venice in Peril charity efforts, in 1996, Boizot was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.


In 2004, St Catharine's College, Cambridge presented Boizot with a portrait by artist Suresh Patel in recognition of his contribution to the University.


In 2011, Boizot sold the majority of his art collection near his hometown of Peterborough. He worked with restaurant designer Enzo Apicella who has been credited with being the visual architect of PizzaExpress.


Boizot died on 5 December 2018 at the age of 89. He is survived by his sister, Clementine Allen.

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