THE UNDERWRITING room at Lloyd’s of London fell silent yesterday morning as employees gathered to observe the traditional two minute silence to mark the 95th anniversary of the World War One armistice.
A CROWD 10,000 strong stood in silence on Whitehall yesterday as the nation’s leaders joined veterans and civilians alike in remembering the members of the armed forces who have died in the nation’s service.
EVER since its award winning advert two years ago featuring a boy impatiently waiting for Christmas to give a present to his parents – John Lewis has been under pressure to pull out all the stops for its Christmas campaign.
IT’S an interesting way to pay one’s debts. A protester in Greece was detained yesterday for throwing a fistful of coins at an International Monetary Fund representative as he walked into a meeting with the finance ministry in Athens.
London’s 2012 Olympic games and the sporting success enjoyed by the likes of Andy Murray and Mo Farah this summer may have recaptured the nation’s enthusiasm for sport. However acting on it is a different matter.
THE BEST of London’s Irish business community gathered at the Dorchester last night for the Irish Post’s inaugural Business Gala Dinner & Awards – honouring four very special businessmen and women, and celebrating the vibrancy and success of I
AFTER the success of last year’s inaugural City Mo Bro competition, The Capitalist is once again calling on all hirsute Londoners to show us their best ‘taches for Movember – with the finest fuzzy upper lips in with a chance of winning a grooming
AFTER something of a nightmare hosting several dozen sceptical hacks for a briefing on High Speed 2, the Department for Transport had an event to look forward to yesterday afternoon: a Halloween-themed team building exercise.
CONGRATULATIONS to City A.M. reader Nina Epstein from DTZ who won a piece of art, to the value of £1,000, courtesy of Towry. Nina (pictured above with her prize) chose her picture from The National Open Art Exhibition.
THE Capitalist never needs an excuse to celebrate the brightest female minds that contribute to London’s thriving business sector, but one was nonetheless provided last Thursday at the Women in the City’s Woman of Achievement award.
MOST employees have to make do with a swivelly chair and a corporate mousemat to make them feel at home at work, but one Mayfair office has taken office furniture to the extreme by installing a £40,000 desk.
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MYTHS may have it that the streets of London are paved with gold, but the pavements in Midtown Manhattan were coated with something almost as lucrative yesterday after a truck spilled around 200 gallons of oil during the morning rush hour.
WITH UK firms like King choosing the US market to list, and Sir Richard Branson leaving the rainy British weather to take up residency on Necker Island, it’s refreshing to see a native Californian heading in the opposite direction.
He has long had the nickname “Goldenballs”, and has certainly pulled together a pound or two with his legendary footballing (and marketing) prowess. Now David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE is being granted yet another shot at money-making.
ENGLAND Rugby head coach Stuart Lancaster and backs coach Andy Farrell took to the Lloyd’s of London underwriting floor yesterday to announce the official QBE Internationals England squad in the shadow of the famous Lutine Bell.
SECURITY experts at Blackstone Consultancy have analysed the City’s top venues to find the best spots for those wanting to host clandestine meetings with potential employers, recruitment consultants, or with other parties that value discretion.
On 5 December the NSPCC hosts its flagship City fundraising event, the Great British Chefs’ Dinner. The event is being held at Banqueting House and will raise funds for the charity’s groundbreaking ChildLine Schools Service.