Rami Ranger

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Raminder Singh Ranger
Rami Ranger, new photo.jpg
Born July 1947 (1947-07) (age 70)
Other names Rami Ranger
Occupation Company director

Raminder Singh Ranger CBE is the founder of Sun Mark, an international marketing and distribution company. He is also chairman and managing director of Sea Air and Land Forwarding Ltd.

Early life[edit]

Ranger was born in July 1947 in Gujranwala (now in Pakistan) He has seven brothers and a sisters. Since the family had migrated to Patiala in the Punjab state of India during India’s partition, Ranger was given admission to the Modern School in Patiala. After the completion of his school education, he went to Mohindra College, Patiala and then obtained a B.A. degree from the Govt. College Chandigarh.[citation needed] He was brought up by his mother, a teacher.[citation needed] Ranger ceased his studies after reaching the UK where he had gone to study Bar at Law in May 1971.[citation needed]


Ranger started his first business in 1987 with just £2 capital from a shed, shipping cargo by sea, air and land.[citation needed] Today, Ranger is the Chairman of Sun Mark Ltd and Sea Air & Land Forwarding Ltd.[citation needed] Both of his companies received the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement 1999 and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.[citation needed] When Ranger was asked about his business ethics, he answered: “My work ethics are simple. I only succeed when my customers succeed. I work hard for the success of my customers which ultimately becomes my own success”.[citation needed]

  • Ranger was awarded the IOD Director of the Year award 2012 – large company for London and South East region.[1][not in citation given]
  • Rami was subsequently awarded the IOD Director of the year for a Learge Company for the whole of the UK at the IOD Annual Awards dinner in October 2013.;.[2][3]
  • In June 2014, Ranger was awarded the Global Icon Award for International Trade & Enterprise by Skilltree, which advises educational institutions all over the world.[4]
  • On 18 July 2014, Ranger was presented 5th Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP [4]
  • On 5 November 2014, Ranger was named the Man of the Year at the GG2 Leadership Awards in London with the award presented by the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. David Cameron. In his speech, Cameron singled out Ranger as an example of how people can assimilate into British society and become highly successful and a role model for others.[5]
  • In February 2015, Ranger was made a Freeman of the City of London in recognition of his charitable work and his support for British trade and industry.[citation needed]
  • On 10 July 2015, Ranger was awarded the Corbett Keeling Lifetime Achievement Award by Family Business Place at the Red Ribbon Awards 2015.[6]
  • Ranger received the Diversity Award at the House of Lords from the World Peace and Prosperity Foundation for his contribution to bringing together the numerous communities living in the UK.
  • He received the Turkish Community Award for his contribution to the Turkish Community in the UK and for strengthening their ties with the UK [7]
  • He received award for his support and contribution to the British Curry Industry from BCA (Bangladesh Caterers Associations)on 22 November 2015.[8]
  • He awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon DLitt) from University of West London on 21 July 2016.[9]

Ranger was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2005 Birthday Honours for services to business and the Asian community[10] and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to business and community cohesion.[11]

Social and political work[edit]

Ranger is the Chairman of the British Sikh Association. This was set up to stop the extremist Sikh organizations from representing the Sikh point of view in Britain. He has vigorously argued with these extremist organizations that the Sikhs were created to defend the unity, integrity and the basic human rights of every Indian and not to break her up. When Sikh Gurus never claimed a separate kingdom for themselves, then why should their followers demand a kingdom for themselves?

Community Work[edit]

Ranger joined the Princes Trust Enterprise Fellowship in 2012.[12] The Fellowship is a collective of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs which works to enable The Prince’s Trust to reach young people and to pass on their experience and expertise to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.[13]


  • From Nothing to Everything (book)[14]


  1. ^ "South East Directors lead the way at the UK Director of the Year Awards". Institute of Directors. Institute of Directors. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Institute of Export Vice President Elect Scoops High-Profile National Award". The Institute of Export. The Institute of Export. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Director of the Year UK Final 2013". Institute of Directors. Institute of Directors. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Most popular Business news". Archived from the original on June 18, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Asian to lead Britain one day, says UK Prime Minister David Cameron". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2015-09-08. 
  6. ^ Family Business Place (10 July 2015). "Family firms crowned winners". Family Business Place. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Centre for Turkey Studies (31 October 2015). "Turkish Community Achievement Awards 2015". 
  8. ^ Bangla Mirror News (22 November 2015). "BCA Award". 
  9. ^ University of West London (21 July 2016). "Honorary Doctor of Letters". 
  10. ^ "No. 57665". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2005. p. 20. 
  11. ^ "No. 61450". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N10. 
  12. ^ "The Enterprise Fellowship", Profile Trust Fellow, The Prince's Trust, retrieved 18 December 2012 
  13. ^ "The Enterprise Fellowship", Profile Trust Fellow, The Prince's Trust, retrieved 18 December 2012 
  14. ^ Ranger, R.; Harrington, R.; Bercow, J. (2014). From Nothing to Everything: An inspiring business autobiography: one man's journey from an Indian refugee camp to living the British dream. Harriman House. ISBN 978-0-85719-372-8. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 

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