A VISIT to Buckingham Palace was on the agenda for the owner of Jennings Mitsubishi when he officially received his OBE from HRH The Prince of Wales.

Nas Khan, owner and Managing Director of the Jennings Motor Group that incorporates Jennings Mitsubishi in Middlesbrough, was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his charity work and contribution to the economy.

Nas, who began his career with Jennings Motor Group as a Sales Executive at the age of 23, said: “It’s a tremendous honour to receive such an award – I am very humbled and extremely honoured. The day was very exciting and it was great meeting other award recipients at the ceremony.”

A long-time supporter of local and national charities, Nas’s most challenging fundraising efforts occurred in 2010, when he wanted to help people in Pakistan following devastating floods. An appeal was set up through his own registered charity, The Emaan Foundation, which raised £120,000 to provide immediate support and finance the construction of a new village.

For the past 18 years, Jennings Motor Group has also assisted the Salvation Army with its annual Christmas Present Appeal, as well as supporting its nominated charities of Teesside Hospice and the Great North Air Ambulance.