About Cengizhan Cerit: businessman, entrepreneur and property expert
Cengizhan Cerit was born in Turkey and lived and worked in the Netherlands and Cyprus before settling in England.
The British/Turkish businessman is a successful entrepreneur in property and the hospitality sectors. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Ashford, Kent, from where he operates two property firms.
Cengizhan Cerit: Education and qualifications
After gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering from Ceyhan Vocational School, Cukurova University, Turkey in 1986 Mr Cerit moved to the UK.
In 1998 he attended the University of Surrey, where he was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. A year later he obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Brighton.
In 2010, Cengizhan Cerit gained an MA in European and International Politics from the University of Surrey.
Cengizhan Cerit: Career history and success stories
While gaining his raft of qualifications, Cengizhan Cerit built up work experience. From 1984 to 1986 he lived and worked in Cyprus as project manager of a hotel building project. Between 1991 to 1993 he was in the Netherlands working for Shell Petroleum at its HQ.
In 1997 Cengizhan Cerit founded his first company, CHC Ashford Ltd. This catering operation was the main franchisee of chain restaurant Perfect Pizza. Following years of operational success, the company was sold in 2018 for a 200% profit.
Two years after launching CHC Ashford Ltd, Cengizhan Cerit branched out into property management with SISI Property Ltd. Based in Ashford, Kent, the company owns and manages more than 60 properties covering maintenance for both residential and commercial properties.
Between 2000 and 2003 SISI Property Ltd provided accommodation to hundreds of asylum seekers escaping war torn Afghanistan and Iraq.
Latest business in residential property based in London
The success of his first two companies prompted Mr Cerit to launch a third. He founded Meden Ltd in April 2019, which concentrates on renting residential properties. As well as matching properties with tenants, the company carries out the whole range of checks, prepares tenancy agreements, collects rents and manages the entire process. Meden Ltd also buys property to refurbish, redesign and resell.
Cengizhan Cerit is interested in the world of property development, maintenance, renting and entrepreneurship. His commentary will include thought leadership in all aspects of launching and running a successful business from the ground up.
In his downtime, Mr Cerit spends much of his time with his two young children and family.