Award-winning entrepreneur Rami Ranger reveals his inspiring rags to riches story in a fascinating new book
From Nothing to Everything tells the extraordinary story of Rami Ranger, award-winning business-owner, philanthropist and political reformer. Beginning with a dramatic flight from home during the turmoil of the break-up of India in 1947, Rami's journey takes in the assassination of his father, childhood hardship under the guiding hand of his mother, emigration to England and the long fight against prejudice to achieve success on a scale he could hardly have imagined as a naive young immigrant in London in 1971.
Having founded his first enterprise with just £2 and a typewriter in 1987, Rami now oversees Sun Mark, a £180-million-a-year operation that has become one of Britain's fastest-growing and most decorated businesses. The business has received a record-breaking five successive Queen's Awards and Rami himself has been awarded the MBE for his efforts to foster greater social and political opportunities for the British Asian community.
En route from poverty to riches, Rami offers lessons in business and lessons in life.
It has indeed been a journey from nothing to everything for one of the most successful British Asians of his generation - and his story, told in his own words, provides an inspiration for anyone who faces obstacles in their quest to fulfil their dreams and ambitions.
"Rami Ranger has consistently distinguished himself as one of the UK's leading entrepreneurs. Throughout his long career he has singled himself out as a leading businessman and a campaigner for social reform, with the numerous accolades for his company, Sun Mark, being just one example of his entrepreneurial zeal."
- Lord Bilimoria, Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer
"I cannot believe that anyone before has risen from so low to the heights now occupied by Rami Ranger. There may never have been a more inspirational book than this - a 'must read' by one of the greatest of modern entrepreneurs."
- Stephen Pound MP, Member of Parliament for Ealing North
"Rami is a tremendous businessman, an inspiring philanthropist and a kind-hearted gentleman. What he lacked in terms of a formal education, he has more than made up for with effort, determination and entrepreneurial skill. He has helped to make Britain a better and more successful place and I am delighted he has taken the time to tell his story."
- Lord Popat of Harrow
Rami Ranger says:
“I seriously considered writing this book after the London riots of 2010. I listened to many young people who were interviewed at the time, saying that society was stacked against them and that they had no motivation in life. I wanted to tell my story to these people to tell them that no matter what life throws at you, if you have the right attitude and ethics, there are opportunities out there and you can have all that you might desire. I did not have a rich family and in fact did not even have a father, no elite education, no old school boy network – yet today I run two of the fastest growing companies in the UK, have reformed our political establishment and work to build bridges between communities in the UK and hope, that in my own humble way, I have done something to add to this great country which has given me so much opportunity. I felt it was time that people should be reminded that Britain is very much a land of opportunity and is a country where anything is possible.”
From Nothing to Everything: An inspiring saga of struggle and success from £2 to a £200 million worth business
Rami Ranger reveals his new book
Published in February 2014 by Harriman House
ISBN 9780857192585, Pb/ePub, RRP: £19.99/$30.00
Available in all good bookshops