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The Forum is Enlightened about the Queen's Award for Business

The quarterly meeting of the Business Forum was addressed by Dr Rami Ranger MBE. It was entertaining as well as informative. The topic was the Queen’s Award for Business, an effective incentive and a PR tool for all businesses.


Rami Ranger (right)

Rami Ranger in his informal address spoke about the merits of the Queen’s Award: “When you get the award, you are invited to the Palace, you are allowed to bring three members of your company. The very ceremony enhances the prestige of your company. The staff becomes more proud of their work. Their loyalty to the company is assured.” Rami Ranger pointed out that the emblem of the Queen’s award on your business gains a lot of prestige for the company. It symbolises ‘Best of Britain’. Rami Ranger spelled out various categories of Queen’s Award. It may be for export, for enterprise, for excellence in business and for sustained business. People in business not only enrich themselves by running successful businesses but also make the country rich. The Queen’s award is fitting recognition by the government of the efforts of small businesses.

Describing a few incidents from his own life, Rami Ranger dwelled upon the continuous need of innovation and competition. “Without innovation you are stuck in old ways; and consequently become moribund.” Competition gives a business a sense of alertness and the desire for continuous research. “When Asians came to Britain in the late sixties and seventies, the British, accustomed to their old ways of life, got frightened of the new Asian businessmen. The shops, in old days, used to close at 5pm sharp, and Sunday would be closed for business. The Asians worked hard, opened late and gradually changed the map of British business life. Today, you find even Sainsbury’s open on Sunday”, said Rami Ranger.

After the talk, there was an enlivening session of questions and answers. Dr Chandru Malkani thanked the members and the main speaker. The evening ended with a sumptuous dinner.

Members of the ILI Business Forum meet at least once in a quarter. The membership is open to advertisers and subscribers of India Link International. For membership details and further information please contact Mr Raj Kapoor, Treasurer, ILI Business Forum c/o India Link International, 42 Farm Avenue, North Harrow, Middx, HA2 7LR - or E-mail: rajnk1@aol.com

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