STOCKS of crisps at the Sainsbury’s Local next to the supermarket’s Holborn HQ are likely to be more bountiful than usual from today, as it turns out chief executive Justin King has given up crisps for Lent.
THE CITY’S historic Livery Companies gathered at Guildhall yesterday for the annual Poulters Company Pancake Race. Dressed in their fur-lined robes, topped with chef hats and armed with frying pans they raced.
FORGET who won best movie and who wore it best on the red carpet, the buzz surrounding the Oscars this year centred around this selfie by Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres. “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars” she tweeted.
IT WASN’T that long ago Jenny Dawson was more interested in hedging than vegging, but now the former Odey Asset Management employee is busy using discarded fruit and veg to make chutneys and jams for her business Rubies in the Rubble.
DRAGONS’ Den’s Duncan Bannatyne met a younger set of entrepreneurs than he’s used to on Friday when he helped the Bank of England celebrate the end of the Tenner Relay – a challenge for UK schools to turn a £10 note into a profit, before passing i
DINERS from the likes of Rothschild Advisors, New Amsterdam Capital and Spayne Lindsay were in for a treat when they showed up at Carpenters’ Hall on London Wall last night, for the FoodCycle Mardi Gras Feast last night.
EVEN inanimate objects are hell bent on reiterating RBS’s poor results. The temperature outside the RBS building in Spitalfields yesterday morning exactly matched its £8.2bn losses.
(Spotted by Chris Stevenson of Emanate London)
THE SIGH of relief from Goldman Sachs could almost be heard from Canary Wharf to Wall Street yesterday when it was revealed the author behind the insatiably popular @GSElevator Twitter account and soon to be author of a book titled “Straight to He
THE TECH geeks currently nerding it out over at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona couldn’t believe their luck that just five days after Facebook splurged $19bn on Whatsapp, the connectivity wunderkind himself Mark Zuckerberg delivered the k
It might look like fun and games at the Mobile World Congress, with giant Android costumes (pictured) entertaining the crowds, but editor of Tech Crunch UK and co-founder of Tech Hub Mike Butcher had his phone swiped at the event yesterday.
THOSE of you heading for a Friday night out at Sushi Samba later might want to take some provisions with you. Word comes to us that one City consultant got stuck in the lift at the restaurant for four hours last Friday evening.
THE CAPITALIST wandered down to Canada Square yesterday where Breitling had set up its flight simulator and was challenging the local banks to battle each other over the next two days, for the chance to fly in the real thing with Breitling’s jet t
IT WAS flotation madness yesterday as we saw games whizz King, bargain retailer Poundland, and Danish business services firm ISS file for their IPOs. But there was a backstory to King and ISS’s flotations that raised a few smiles in the City.
BITCOIN, Bitcoin, Bitcoin – not a day goes by when the pioneering cryptocurrency isn’t dominating headlines, but actually getting hold of the virtual coinage is still relatively difficult for most people (The Capitalist included).
FOR MOST people, a life of piracy on the high seas isn’t really something to look to for inspiration, but one ex-Skype employee disagrees so much she has planned a conference to give punters ideas for innovation based on pirates and er, psychopath
THE MOVIE version of classic Scandi toy, Lego, has got everyone talking at the moment, not least because it took £30m in its first three days in the box office in the US and is expected to perform just as well here.
LOVE isn’t the only thing in the air today, there’s also a heavy whiff of chic – London is about to be taken over by spindly legged, spectacularly-heeled, coconut water-drinking fashionistas as London Fashion Week kicks off.
FRESH from collecting his OBE at Buckingham Palace yesterday, chief executive of The Association for Financial Markets in Europe and Gordon Brown’s former comms man Simon Lewis headed to The Villandry for an after party with old pals including Sir