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Ranger celebrate 20 years in business

Ranger celebrate 20 years in business

Ranger marked 20 years in business at our brand new facility in Prestons on Saturday 22 September 2018.

The anniversary event was the official opening of our brand new headquarters and an evening of celebrations involving staff, customers, media and representatives of industry.

Ashley, Ranger General Manager said: “A very high percentage of businesses do not make it past the first year and nearly all do not make it to five years. So making 20 years is a huge achievement and we wanted to celebrate not only what we have built in that time but everyone that has played a part. Our staff are a huge component of the success of Ranger but suppliers, clients, and a whole range of other business connections have helped us get where we are today.”

Steve said: “A big portion of our clients have become great friends. Business is not just about buying and selling to a person or firm; it is about working together to understand needs and expectations. Relationships have been integral to the success of our business. We’re not inviting clients to celebrate with us—we’re inviting friends. Many of them have grown alongside us and it’ll be interesting to chink glasses and reminisce somewhat, although the focus of the event is as much about looking forward as it is reflecting on what has been.”

Verity added: “When I look back I really don’t know where the last 20 years have gone. I remember distinctly the day we had to make a big decision when the opportunity was presented to Steve to take the business on himself. Obviously, our immediate concern was being successful enough to pay the mortgage. Sometimes in life you just have to take the plunge.”

“Like any business, or life in general, nothing is plain sailing. The relationship between Steve and Ash in both the business world and personal life is just amazing. As a mother and partner I could not be more proud of them both. It’s a personal perspective but within the grander celebrations in September, there’ll be many such stories, which makes it all the more important to invest in marking this milestone,” she concluded.