Gerald Ratner

Gerald Ratner

  • Inspirational Businness Speaker
  • Entertaining After Dinner Speaker
  • Gerald Online

Gerald Ratner is a British household name. He took over his family’s jewellery business in 1984 which had at that time 130 stores. By 1990 it had 2,500 stores, 25,000 employees, annual sales of 1.2 billion and profits of 121 million.

Unfortunately he went down in history (he was then Chairman-Chief Executive of Ratners Group, the world’s largest jewellery retail company which included H Samuel and Ernest Jones), when at a corporate speaking engagement in 1991 at the Albert Hall for the Institute of Directors, he described a sherry decanter (one of their products), as total crap.

Since then he has reinvented himself, running the UK’s largest online jewellery business Gerald Online, writing two best seller books: the Rise and Fall and Rise Again in 2008 which went on to Audible in 2018 and Reinvent Yourself co-authored with Rob Moore, and become an excellent business mentor and public speaker.

He is very much in demand as a business speaker and has also built an American business from scratch, building it to over 1000 shops in the USA becoming one of the few UK retailers to succeed on the other side of the Atlantic.

If you are looking for a Business and Leadership Speaker to inspire and motivate your audience, Gerald is the ideal choice for International Events, Conferences, Start-Ups and After Dinner Speeches. Please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 3500 3331 to discuss your requirements.

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