Q Khan moved to the UK from Pakistan in 1977 and left home four years later, aged 16, after studying Business studies at Debden College. Q worked through various management training placements and as a financial manager before founding Eastway Property Services in 1992. Following the success of this business, he founded his current venture, Hamro PLC, in 2004. Hamro is a part exchange provider for the retirement and new homes sector and is now a thriving business working with leading housebuilders and asset managers.

Q's two main passions in life are property and cricket and he was a keen cricketer up until 2013 when he was diagnosed with dystonia. As with so many who receive this diagnosis, dystonia limited his ability to play the sport he loves, and so he decided to focus on supporting the game through other means.

Q set up the Hamro Foundation which aims to give young people the chance to play cricket and learn teamwork, discipline, teach vital skills, unite diverse groups, and educate young people around the UK and London. Hamro Foundation has worked with organisations such as the Lords Taverners in the Wicketz Programme and other cricketing bodies to help children ignite their passion for the sport.

Alongside his work with Hamro Foundation Q has supported a variety of organisations and projects, including: Essex Cricket Foundation, Surrey Foundation, National Fast Bowling Academy, and the MCC Foundation. With both the Essex and Surrey Foundations, Q has helped fund projects working with school children to deliver cricketing activities such as tournaments, skill sessions and equipment.

The MCC Foundation funding helped run 54 cricket Hubs across the UK and, in 2020, Q became the major sponsor of the MCC’s historic tour to Pakistan, bringing professional cricket back into the country for the first time since the 2009 terrorist attacks.

In 2021, Q became the proud owner of the Dambulla Giants, a Sri Lankan T20 team playing in the Lanka Premier League (LPL). The LPL celebrated its inaugural season in 2020 and looks to build the presence of domestic cricket in Sri Lanka. Working with the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, the British consulate in Sri Lanka, and the Dambulla Giants, Q hopes to support Sri Lankan communities and use the medium of cricket to teach English, life skills, and provide the opportunity to play high-level cricket.

In 2022, Q was honoured to be included in the Queen’s New Year Honours List and was awarded an MBE for Services to Cricket and Charity, two things very close to his heart.

Dystonia can impact the body in various ways, including painful muscle spasms and nerve damage. Dystonia is a lifelong condition that currently doesn’t have a cure and can create barriers to partaking in activities and sports that you love. Q thinks charities such as Dystonia UK are doing a great job supporting those with the condition.

Q is impressed with the work carried out by Dystonia UK, a charity which has remained true to the people it services, with patients at the heart of everything they do. Q has a strong belief that being able to share success, and through that, touch the lives of others, is key to a happier life.

Q is proud to be an ambassador to Dystonia UK in the hopes that, together, we can educate further and provide support to all those living with dystonia.