'Sultan of Bling' to entertain Island audience

Gerald Ratner to recall life in business

The man dubbed the ‘Sultan of Bling’ will speak to an Island audience this evening (Thursday).

Controversial retailer Gerald Ratner is the first speaker of the new year for the Sporting and Dining Club.

Once the chairman of the world’s largest jewellery retail company, he is best remembered for his 1991 gaffe when he rubbished one of its own products, wiping £500 million from the value of the group.

Described as providing a ‘wild, up-and-down roller coaster ride in business’, An Evening with Gerald Ratner, sponsored by Edgewater Associates, is at the Palace Hotel in Douglas.

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