The annual City A.M. Awards dinner witnessed a triumph for innovative newcomer, Metro Bank. It beat off competition from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Goldman Sachs and Lloyds to win Bank of the Year award.
The evening launched with a powerful delivery from Education Secretary, Michael Gove, on the ceaseless entrepreneurial drive necessary to maintain the United Kingdom at the forefront of world business and industry. Rated by many present as the brightest star in the cabinet and supportive of his efforts to improve the lamentable position of the United Kingdom in world literacy and numeracy leagues, he received a warm reception.
Other award winners at the Lexus sponsored event at the Grange Hotel, St Pauls, in the City of London and which raised a large sum of money for the Mayor’s Fund for London were:
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