Keighley College alumnus welcomes Amir Khan to award-winning garage
Former Keighley College student, Naveed Khan, welcomed celebrity boxer Amir Khan to his garage last week.
The boxing star visited Enkahnz to pick up his car, following service from award-winning Keighley College alumni Naveed.
Amir Khan joins Naveed’s list of prestigious celebrity customers that includes singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake and footballer Tom Cleverley.
Also in attendance at Enkahnz, were several Keighley College motor vehicle students and tutor John Thornham.
The Keighley College students were given a tour of Naveed’s impressive business that he built himself from scratch. They also had the exciting opportunity to meet Amir Khan and get their pictures taken before receiving careers advice from both Naveed and Amir.
Naveed Khan and Enkahnz recently made the news after Naveed’s firm gave Amir Khan’s £100k car a mega makeover for Eid. According to Asian Sunday, the vehicle was fitted with a Barugzai styling pack, which included gleaming new 22-inch alloy wheels, bumpers, an exhaust and spoilers.
On collection of his vehicle, a proud and pleased Amir Khan said “Amazing! I love it man. The plate goes well with it, beautiful.
“It’s slick, very subtle, but really nice, just how I wanted it,” he added.
Naveed began his journey in 1997 and enrolled at Keighley College on a Level 1 Motor Vehicle course, he then enrolled on to the Vehicle Body Repair Level 2 programme the following year.
The talented student quickly went from strength to strength. By the time he became an adult learner, he scooped the prestigious NIACE Adult Learners Award and met up with Phil Hope, British politician and the Minister for Education at the time. Naveed was presented his award by British broadcaster Dermot Murnaghan.
Starting off in his own backyard against his parent’s wishes, Naveed began to build a business in vehicle body repair. He used the skills he’d learned from Keighley College to bolster his business as he moved to a small rented unit. As his business grew, he developed a reputation for premium quality and service.
Naveed then moved to a larger site, eventually owning the entire multi-million pound complex. His focus is now on his own brand of body kits, wheels and other car accessories, many of which are exported worldwide.
Giving back to the community
Keen to give back to the community, Naveed is happy to share his success with Keighley College students who aspire to follow in his footsteps.
Naveed regularly delivers motivational talks at the college and has even brought along with him a selection of super cars including Ferraris and Range Rovers.
Commenting on Naveed’s success, proud tutor, John Thornham said:
“Students always enjoy Naveed’s speeches because they can relate to his rags to riches story and one of the reasons he has been successful is through the good publicity he promotes.
“The college has been following Naveed’s success from day one and this is a story everyone wants to see, it’s proof that FE works and pays off in the end.”
Naveed has been invited back to Keighley College in November to deliver another motivational speech to students.