A prominent Greenford business leader has been presented with a ‘Man of the Year Award’ by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Dr Rami Ranger MBE was voted ‘Man of the Year’ at the GG2 Awards ceremony, and was congratulated on his achievement by Mr Cameron on November 5.
Now in their 16th year, the annual GG2 Leadership Awards, are hosted by the Asian Media and Marketing Group (AMG), publishers of Garavi Gujarat and its sister title, Eastern Eye.
Addressing an 800-strong audience of MPs, captains of industry, millionaire entrepreneurs and leading personalities from the world of arts and entertainment, Mr Cameron, the first Prime Minister to attend the awards, spoke of his 'great friend' Rami Ranger.
He said: “The winner of this award is, I believe, living proof of the spirit of enterprise and entrepreneurship amongst British Asians. I was hugely honoured to go to his business premises to see him awarded with one of his many Queens awards. He is a great man a great friend and a brilliant entrepreneur. Someone who has created jobs and wealth throughout this country. That man is Rami Ranger."
Dr Ranger attributes his achievements to a strong work ethic and unfailing support from his family, friends and employees. He said: “The GG2 Leadership Awards are amongst the most prestigious there are. To be nominated for one of them is a great honour in itself. Any award and the recognition it brings encourages us to lead a more constructive life for the good of society as a whole.
“One day I want to hear that title ‘Prime Minister’ followed by a British Asian name.” Although he joked that not for a few more years.
Arriving in Britain in 1971 and with just two pounds, Dr Ranger held down a number of different jobs, but he had a burning ambition to create something of his own. He launched his first company Sea Air Land Forwarding Ltd which proved to be a huge success and enabled him to set up Sun Mark Ltd.
Rami Ranger’s company Sun Mark has become the first business to ever have been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise for five years running and he has now been honoured by the Queen on seven occasions, six times for business and once for community service.