Founded as Persianas Limited in 1990, today’s Persianas Group is one of the leading retail property development and asset management organisations in Nigeria.
In 1999, recognising the disconnect between traditional local retailing and the purchasing aspirations of Nigeria’s growing middle and upper classes, plans were laid for the ground-breaking Palms retail development in Lagos.
Subsequently, in keeping with the goals of the Group, additional branches of The Palms have been opened across Nigeria in the East -Enugu, North – Kwara and South-West – Ibadan.
Persianas Retail is an autonomous company within the Persianas Group. We were established to help global and international retail brands enter the Nigerian marketplace in response to the increasing purchasing power and discerning tastes of the Nigerian people.
At Persianas Retail, our vision is to continue being the market leader and retail partner of choice for global and international brands in Nigeria.
Underpinning our vision is a set of core values that inform our thinking and guide our activities.
Respect and Integrity
Our employees are our backbone and our clients are our strength. Everyone is treated with respect and as equals at Persianas Retail. We are honest, fair and transparent in all our business dealings at every level.
As a point of honour, we take ownership of our situations and are accountable for our actions. We are proud of our achievements and ensure that our practices and implementation stand as benchmarks for others to follow.
We place customers at the centre of our thinking and aspire to total customer satisfaction in all our activities. Customers inspire and shape our business.
We set the pace in our exploration, refinement and implementation of new techniques and methodologies. Our aim is to exceed convention by combining creativity with good business practices to the ultimate benefit of our clients.
Our perspective is focused by sustainable growth over the long-term. In an environment full of opportunities, we want our employees, partners and suppliers to grow with us, thrive and prosper.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We are passionate about corporate social responsibility at Persianas Retail and have a strategic CSR plan in place that we continuously evolve annually.
Persianas Retail supports several charitable organisations and is a long term partner in the Educate the State project. Some of the activities we have been involved with include child scholarship programmes, book drives, annual spelling bee competitions for children and the annual Christmas drive which, over the past three years, has delivered presents and big smiles to over 3000 children.
This year we are proud to be the corporate sponsor for the Bake for Change Development Foundation. Bake for Change is a non-governmental not-for-profit organisation focused on impacting the lives of less privileged children in Lagos State and in particular those within correctional centres and approved schools.
The Foundation’s objectives are:
- To create awareness and dialogue with citizens and stakeholders in the public and private sectors with a focus on the plight of less privileged children, specifically street children in Nigeria.
- To ensure access to educational and vocational training facilities for less privileged children.
- To empower less privileged children through mentorship.
- To inspire independence and self-sustainability in the lives of the children we work with.