New York gala honours British business leaders

UK BUSINESS luminaries Martin Gilbert of Aberdeen Asset Management and Michael Spencer of Icap were last night honoured for their contribution to global corporate leadership, at a star-studded dinner in New York to raise money for the British Memorial Garden Trust.

The gala was held at the historic Gotham Hall on Broadway, and forms part of a series of fundraising events to raise the £4m needed to secure the future of the British Garden at Hanover Square, created as a memorial to the Britons that died in the 11 September attacks on New York.

Gilbert said: “Our roots as an investment business go back a hundred years between Scotland and North America.

“I am very touched personally to be honoured, but also we as a group are delighted to remain involved with the Garden and help raise its profile with the financial and professional community.”