Property tycoon agrees to be ambassador of UK charity
A Manchester property tycoon who was born partially deaf is to be ambassador for a charity for a UK charity.
Action On Hearing Loss has announced Adam Kamani as its new ambassador for the organisation in 2020.
The entrepreneur – who is chief executive of investment fund KM Capital and property development company Kamani Property Group, and also co-founded PrettyLittleThing.com – was born partially deaf, before regaining further hearing ability as a child.
He now lives with partial hearing loss and wears hearing aids.
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Say 👋 to @AdamKamani – our new ambassador! Adam was born partially deaf and wants to help others going through the same journey. We're excited to work together to grow awareness of hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus! pic.twitter.com/KzBvSB1Itb
— Action On Hearing Loss (@ActionOnHearing) March 23, 2020
He said: “I recently decided to open up on social media about my experiences of living with partial hearing loss, having previously been reluctant to talk about it.
“I was overwhelmed by the response, the messages of support and to hear about other people’s experiences of deafness.”
“I decided from that moment on to continue talking about my experiences and to use my platform to make a positive impact for other people with similar experiences.
“I’m so excited to be partnering with Action On Hearing Loss, and I’m looking forward to spreading the word this year about the fantastic work and scientific research that they do.”
Mark Atkinson, chief executive of Action on Hearing Loss, said: “We’re thrilled to have Adam Kamani come on-board as an ambassador for Action on Hearing Loss.
“Adam’s personal experiences of living with hearing loss and his passion to help others who are going through the same journey is invaluable. We are excited to work together to grow awareness of hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus.”
Adam recently visited the Action On Hearing Loss offices in London, to meet the team and hear more about the research and support work that the charity do.
Action on Hearing Loss is a national charity that supports people who are deaf and those living with hearing loss or tinnitus. The charity provides information, campaigns for equality, and funds research into treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus.
As chief executive of Kamani Property Group, Adam’s focus is on the regeneration of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, having developed commercial, residential and industrial properties, with tenants such as LadBible, Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing and Dough Pizza Kitchen.
In addition, he has property assets in New York and London. Kamani Property Group won Developer/Construction Company of the Year at This is Manchester Awards 2019.
In 2016, Adam set up investment fund KM Capital, which aims to support young, dynamic start-up businesses, most often with a tech focus.
Current investees include Beer 52, Fanbytes, Secret Spa, Hubbox, DASH Water and Travel Curious.
Alongside his brother Umar, Adam co-founded PrettyLittleThing in 2012, but he moved out of the fashion industry in 2015 to pursue his passions for property and investment.