Cable and Caan cheer City ladies

TO the Marriott hotel in Grosvenor Square last night for the seventh annual Women of the Future awards.

The City’s fairer sex were celebrated at the black tie drinks and dinner do, and unsurprisingly there was no shortage of both men and women turning out to show their appreciation for Britain’s outstanding ladies aged 35 and under.

The Capitalist spotted dashing Dragon and entrepreneur James Caan chatting to one lovely lady during business secretary Vince Cable’s speech.

Cable told the room full of gathered women that he felt extremely humbled to be there when he “saw the vast pool of talent in the room”.

Awards were dished out to geologists and doctors but among our lovely banking ladies being honoured it was Natwest portfolio manager Lucy Ellidge winning the Young Star award, Barclays small business cards managing director Lucy Johnson as highly commended Businesswoman of the Future and RBS taking the Corporate award.

Patron Cherie Blair was a no-show, citing other commitments, however founder of the awards Pinky Lilani summed the night up best when she said: “These awards are incredibly special because they celebrate women still at the beginning of their careers and with the potential to go even further.” The Capitalist could not agree more.