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Work Wise Women met together at the Big Breakfast Event at Forest Pines on Wednesday 3rd June 2015.

We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Gerald Ratners speech he was charming and witty, his hilarious tales had us all in stitches!

He has experienced a rise, fall and rise again in one of the most spectacular fashions.  Even though his famous gaffe was over twenty years ago it is still well known in the British Retail industry as an example of branding and image over quality. Such gaffes are now referred to as ‘doing a Ratner’.  His story of Riches-to Rags disaster at his very own hands was definitely an inspiration, hearing how he came back from rejection, loss and humiliation.