THE FINAL of this year’s national Young Enterprise competition has been won by a London team from Bishopshalt School.
MAKER of supermarket cheddar Dairy Crest has adopted the mature approach, quite literally, in finding a solution to the hole in the group’s pension fund for retired cheesemongers.
LADIES in emerald dresses and gentlemen in green ties was the unofficial dress code at the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
Both British and Irish flags were flying high as the Stock Exchange hosted its first ever Ireland Day.
“A MOVING, almost overwhelming day” was the sentiment given by chancellor George Osborne yesterday afternoon, having reflected on the day that saw the City, and the world, give a dignified send-off to Lady Thatcher.
LONDON plumbing firm Pimlico Plumbers paid a moving tribute – literally – to Baroness Thatcher yesterday by repainting the signage on its fleet of blue vans.
BARONESS Thatcher's death certificate describes her profession as “stateswoman (retired)” – drawing a final comparison between the Iron Lady and Sir Winston Churchill, who was named as a statesman on his 1965 record of death.
WHITE collar boxing will have a distinctly black tie edge to bouts at the Grange Hotel on Thursday evening.
The Capitalist is often emailed with tales of City strife. But this latest jaw-dropping revelation is on the more niche end of the spectrum.
FORMER PwC beancounter, Citi trader and more importantly winner of City A.M.’s very own City Fittie talent search Josh Lewsey has now left the Square Mile.
The Capitalist hears that fuel cell energy company AFC energy hosted its AGM at an unusual sporting location on Friday – the home of Chelsea Football Club at Stamford Bridge.
And why would the Surrey-based firm chose the SW6 location?
GREAT Ormond Street Hospital patients training for the upcoming Royal Bank of Canada Race for the Kids got a helping hand from the Saracens players last week, when the team put on a special training day for the young children at Woollam Playing Fi
TODAY the Ward of Cheap Club will mark its 150th anniversary by splashing out on a new stained glass window at the official church of the Lord Mayor, St Lawrence Jewry.
OUTGOING WH Smith chief executive Kate Swann was showered with praise yesterday as she delivered the group’s best half-year profits for a decade.
A PARTY of Mayfair hedgies were in a celebratory mood on Wednesday, running up a tab of £3,330 at Le Salon de Champagne in The Arch – the hotel opposite pop singer Madonna’s London pad.
CALL Clegg was back on air this week, and the deputy prime minister was doing no favours for the street cred of retailer M&S by describing himself as a “major devotee” of the brand’s clothing.
COULD Margaret Thatcher be about to join the illustrious ranks of John Lennon, George Best and Robin Hood by having an airport named in her honour?
CONSTRUCTION work on Bloomberg’s new office block off Cannon Street has uncovered archeological finds described as the “Pompeii of the north” by experts.
BANK of England employees spend their worktime playing online games, planning trips to expensive shops and working out how to buy gold, according to data obtained by The Capitalist.
AS MONDAY night’s mob of trouble-seekers swarmed in Brixton to make their anti-Maggie feelings known, some were struck by the novel idea of rearranging letters on the Ritzy cinema to spell out the statement: “Margaret Thatcher’s dead.”
BARONESS Margaret Thatcher will be remembered as a cheerleader for new British businesses and champion of the City, as the tributes below show.
THE US Masters tees off this week, and while many City golf-lovers will be looking forward to the sporting tournament, The Capitalist hears one chief executive is simply determined to get through this year’s game without causing embarrassment in f
WHILE BOOKMAKERS around the Square Mile were celebrating a 66/1 skinner winning the Grand National over the weekend, there were no champagne corks popping at spread betting firm Sporting Index.
MUCH has already been said on the Salz review into Barclays’ culture.
TRADERS at foreign currency specialists AFEX were surprised on Wednesday when two men in shorts – Saracens players Chris Wyles and Brad Barritt – were spotted roaming the office.
THERE was more drama than usual at last month’s City of London elections.
COMMUTERS travelling from Liverpool Street yesterday were greeted by an unusual visual treat - former vice president at Goldman Sachs Adrian Davies (pictured with Leigh Day partner Christine Tallon) strutting his stuff along the platform with an a
A DIVERSE agenda at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference, where the opening plenary will be chaired by outspoken senior Bank of England executive Andy Haldane, and lunchtime chatter is likely to include whether the French truly are les m
THIRSTY is the best way to describe the group of six wealth managers who headed to the Broadgate branch of Argentinian steakhouse Gaucho for a £17,000 slap-up lunch yesterday.
MILLENNIUM Capital Partners trader Stephanie Allen is heading out to Morocco on Thursday to run the grueling Marathon des Sables – all in aid of charity CRY, which raises awareness of conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death in young peopl
TO THE Museum of London Docklands last week, for the birthday bash held to mark the 10th anniversary of British Airways at London City Airport.
THE KEY to happiness, if you are a woman anyway, does not lie in yoga, meditation or at the bottom of a melting chocolate fudge sundae – but through entrepreneurship, according to RBS.
THE CAPITALIST is pleased to report that City maverick David Buik will soon be returning to our lives, and inboxes, after Panmure Gordon announced yesterday it would be enlisting his services as market commentator.
WITH CYPRIOT banks scheduled to reopen tomorrow after a week of closure, now would not be the best time to be short-staffed on security.
BOOK to film adaptations have provided a boost to UK publishers in recent years, with the likes of Little Brown capitalising on the Twilight success and now Random House getting a boost from the 50 Shades of Grey raunchy trilogy yesterday.
AFTER a heartbreaking end to last week, investors were feeling all loved up again with online dating site Cupid yesterday, after the firm rushed to deny reports that its staff had been moonlighting as eligible members.
PRIVATE bank Coutts is not the first institution The Capitalist would expect to find flogging its wares on online auction site eBay.
ENGLAND World Cup winning rugby star Will Greenwood has been reflecting on his former life as a foreign exchange trader.
JOINING the 5,000 City workers dashing around the Square Mile on 11 July for the annual Standard Chartered Great City Race, will be a team of blindfolded celebrity runners.
CITY girl and actuary at pension consultants Punter Southall, Emily Wicks, has put the extra mile into after-hours running by competing for team GB in the World Cross Country Championships yesterday.
THE CAPITALIST is used to receiving invitations from within the Square Mile, however one email entreaty yesterday, sent by Private Media Group boss and former investment banker Charles Prast, was decidedly un-Square in nature.
AS LEAVING gifts go, former Pearson boss Marjorie Scardino’s present takes some beating.
GLENCORE boss Ivan Glasenberg took home the big gong at the FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards on Wednesday evening.
TIME to raise a (pint) glass to George Osborne, after the chancellor went for the popular vote by scrapping a planned rise in beer duty in yesterday’s Budget.
ACTOR Colin Firth may have received the Freedom of the City of London just last year, but this week a green carpet was rolled out at Mansion House for the arrival of his wife, eco-fashion ambassador Livia Firth (second left).
WHEN commuting into central London The Capitalist desires nothing more than to indulge in a bit of retail therapy.
CYPRUS may be struggling under the weight of EU bailout negotiations, but one descendant of the island is bucking the trend with his entrepreneurial plans.
FOR all the economists’ trepidation over what chancellor George Osborne will say on Budget day, no one will be following his words with more zeal than the betting fraternity.
THE last thing a major public company wants if it is defending itself against an unwanted bid is to be without tried and tested financial PR advisers.
THE Square Mile made a last-minute dash to the pistes this weekend for the annual City Ski Championships in Swiss resort Crans-Montana, where 250 participants from top London firms faced off for a spot of high-stakes racing (and, so The Capitalist
THIS YEAR’S Mipim in Cannes may have got off to a rather frosty start, after blizzards left hundreds of property bodies stranded at the airport, but once delegates were all safely installed they wasted no time in hitting the property conference’s