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From Nothing to Everything: An inspiring saga of struggle and success from £2 to a £200 million business by Rami Ranger

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5. Growing Up

IN 1976 I GOT married, bought my first house and lost my job to redundancy. I had been in the UK for nearly six years and worked my way up from nothing to a district manager on a good salary and improving prospects. I had been thinking for a while that it was time for me to get married. I was no spring chicken now and I had seen my older brothers marry and have their own families. It was something I also wanted, and with my career steadily improving and the prospect of further success ahead of me, I felt it was a natural progression. So in 1975, when I was 28, I had set the process in motion.

Indian marriages in those days were arranged, as they still are for many people; not forced, but arranged – it’s important to make that ...

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