The Atkins Thomson Solicitors Director, Robert Dellow recently heard businessman, Gerald Ratner speak at a conference and suggested to MENTA CEO, Alex Till that the local businesses the organisation supports might find his insight and experiences entertaining and inspirational.
Gerald Ratner was the CEO of the largest jewellery conglomerate in Europe, the Ratner Group, owning brands such as H Samuel and Ernest Jones, built up from his father’s jewellery shop. This was a group with a multi-billion-pound turnover giving Gerald a lifestyle most could only dream of. Gerald then famously fell from grace when he publicly commented that his earrings were cheaper than an M&S prawn sandwich but probably wouldn’t last as long. Overnight, the company share price halved – he lost everything, and Gerald was removed as CEO.
Gerald has now bounced back, history and brutally frank reflection upon his journey is at times hilarious,inspiring and thought-provoking for anyone wanting to learn from Gerald’s tale.
The Atkins Thomson team have supported MENTA and its annual business exhibition for over 10 years. Robert Dellow said: “New business is the lifeblood of our economy and we understand all great businesses start from small beginnings. Our ever expanding corporate and business support team happily advise new and existing businesses both small and large on all legal aspects relating to business and property.”
‘Insightfrom Gerald Ratner’ takes place on Tuesday 2nd October in theauditorium at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. It will be followed by the audiencebeing invited onto the stage to network and enjoy brunch canapes as a jazzpianist plays.
For further details and information regarding the MENTA Business Show call 01284 760206.
Atkins Thomson can be contacted via www.fixedat.com