Announcements

  • FT hosts annual summer party at Lancaster House

    On 27 June Lionel Barber hosted the FT’s annual summer party, welcoming 400 high profile guests to the stunning gardens of Lancaster House in London.

    Guests included Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable; Rt Hon Ed Balls; Rt Hon William Hague; Rt Hon Lord Paddy Ashdown; Baroness VirginiaBottomley; Baroness Shriti Vadera; Baroness Denise Kingsmill, International Airlines Group; Sir Menzies Campbell MP; HE Louis B Susman, US Ambassador; Jon Snow, Channel 4 News; John Eric Daniels, Group CEO, Lloyds Banking Group; SirPhilip Green, Chairman, Arcadia Group; Nicky Haslam, Interior Designer; BiancaJagger; Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor, Bank of England; Joseph Wan, CEO, Harvey Nichols; and Marcus Agius, Chairman, Barclays. 

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  • Financial Times announces senior editorial appointments

    The Financial Times appoints Richard Edgar UK news editor and Sarah Neville public policy editor.

    Richard Edgar has been appointed UK news editor for the Financial Times. He will oversee coverage of UK news stories, including politics, public policy, economy and business. Edgar was previously global head of video at the FT and the driving force in the development of its successful and growing video department, as well as the opening of the FT’s new multi-camera video studio.

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  • Financial Times scoops top conference award

    The Financial Times on Friday won the award for Best Managed Event at The Conference Awards 2011. The winning entry was the FT AcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards, a fully managed annual awards programme now in its third year. The judges were particularly impressed with the marketing of the conference, and said it was “a very well managed event with strong integration of all the different departments working together”.

    The FT Business of Luxury Summit was shortlisted in the Best American Conference category, and The Financial Times – World Bank – Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit was shortlisted for Best Asia Pacific Conference.

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  • FT’s head of emerging technologies discusses the FT’s new web app

    FT group product head – emerging technologies, Steve Pinches, gives an update on the FT web app 10 days after launch.

    What feedback have you received so far about the FT Web App?
    Since we launched the app on 7th June, we have received very positive feedback. We saw over 100,000 users during the first week and comments include recognition of the technical capabilities of the app and being at the cutting edge of technology – the FT is the first major publisher to launch a web app. Users have also expressed appreciation for the improved speed of the app and look and feel enhancements when using on the iPhone.

    What are the next steps for the app?
    We will take a two-fold approach to improvements to the app. Firstly we will focus on adding new content to the existing app, including special reports, newspaper graphics and the ability to save articles for later. Secondly we will develop the app for other devices including Honeycomb, Samsung and BlackBerry Playbook.

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  • FT Web App hits 100,000 users in first week

    The FT saw over 100,000 users of its new web app in the first week of launch.

    The FT is the first major news publisher to launch an app of this type, which will allow readers to access its award-winning journalism easily and quickly across a broad range of tablet and smartphone devices.

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Members of the media who need to reach a press representative of the Financial Times may send a message to mediarequests@ft.com.

Alternately, view a full list of our media contacts.