Rami Ranger, who lived Partition chaos and began a company in London with two lbs in 1987 and went on to launch a multi-million-pound business empire, was nominated by former Prime Minister Theresa May into the House of Lords.
Every incoming British prime ministry brings honours listing to recognize former aides as well as many others. Such lists bring criticism of cronyism and compliments but are usually accepted by the Cabinet Office. May’s list comprises 57 people, such as her cricket fanatic Geoffrey Boycott.
His firm, Sun Mark Ltd, is the only organization to have been given five successive Queens Awards for Business.
Previously conferred royal honours MBE and CBE for services to community and business, Ranger is chairman of the British Sikh Association that before this year signed a memorandum using the Hashoo Group of Pakistan to create infrastructure across the Kartarpur corridor.
Son of Sardar Nanak Singh, who compared Partition but was murdered during the chaos, Ranger was born in Gujranwala in July 1947 and started living with his widowed mother and seven sisters at a refugee camp at Patiala.
Ranger graduated from Government College, Chandigarh, arrived in the united kingdom from 1971 to study law but stopped studies due to insufficient funds. He took up chances jobs and afterwards began his first company — Sea, Air and Land Forwarding Ltd. — in 1987, focussing on freight and logistics, from a drop in Hayes with two pounds as funding.
Ranger’s company soon took off and that he started his export firm, Sun Mark Ltd, in 1995, sourcing FMCG British goods and exporting them to 120 nations, such as India. His firm has since obtained a series of awards.
Ranger narrated his story in a publication titled’ from nothing to Everything’. He states: “My story indicates that someone doesn’t require a wealthy dad, an elite instruction or the older schoolboy system to assist one in a lifetime. Everything desires are self-respect, integrity, dedication, vision and compassion”.