Fukhera Khalid [also known as Frank Khalid], CEO of the Elbrook Group & FAR Sports, was among those named in the Honours 2022 list. Frank has been awarded an OBE for services to Business, to Charity and to the Community.
Those who know Frank well will know of him many years of tireless work in this area and in many other sectors both locally and nationally. He receives this OBE in recognition of his national contribution.
Responding, Frank said:
I am truly humbled & pleased with the news that I have been awarded an OBE by his Majesty the King Charles III. Even though this is an induvial award, thanks to my staff, suppliers, friends and especially family who without their help I would not have got this award. I want to dedicate this honour to my dad who passed away 18 months ago, and I know he will be smiling down to me from heaven.
2023 is a very exciting year for me with my businesses, my second Film Studios will be opened, busy year for my new Far Sports Agency which mainly deals with football, and my family’s businesses in Pakistan. Over 2k people work for me worldwide and I will strive to carry on my success, continue with my charity work as well and help others less fortunate.
On January 10, Frank was privileged to receive the Freedom of the City of London – One of the City of London’s ancient traditions, the Freedom is believed to have begun in 1237 and originally enabled recipients to carry out their trade.
“It gives me great joy and honour to be granted the Freedom of the City of London by the great city which I have lived and which has been such an inspiration to me and my businesses.”
Freedom ceremonies take place in the Chamberlain’s Court at Guildhall and are usually conducted by the Clerk of the Court or his Assistant. Frank was invited to read the ‘Declaration of a Freeman’ and signed the Freeman’s Declaration Book. He was presented the Copy of the Freedom — a parchment document with the name of the recipient along with a copy of the ‘Rules for the Conduct of Life’ which date from the mid-18th century.