June 27, 2018: Financial Times editor Lionel Barber hosted the annual FT Summer Party at Granary Square Brasserie in London on Wednesday evening. The event brought together more than 400 guests from business, finance, politics and media.
Guests included Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary; Vivienne Westwood; Lord Desai; Tim Berners-Lee; James Dyson; Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Chairwoman, British Library; Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State, Department Of Business, Energy and Industrial strategy; Evelyn de Rothschild, CEO, E.L Rothschild; Roland Rudd, Founder, Finsbury; Tidjane Thiam, CEO, Credit Suisse; Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist, Bank of England; Spencer Dale, Chief Economist, BP Plc; Madhav Chinnappa, Director of News & Publishers, EMEA Partnerships, Google; Sarah Sands, Editor, BBC Radio 4 Today; Janine Gibson, Editor-in-Chief, Buzzfeed UK; Tim Davie, CEO, BBC; John Witherow, Editor, The Times.
Swing band The Kings Cross Hot Club performed modern versions of popular classics while the crowd mingled, enjoying Laurent Perrier champagne and canapés from the terrace. Guests left with goody bags that included an FT branded Ettinger leather organiser, Hotel Chocolat treats, an ARKET scented candle, a Commodity Fragrances Style Guide, FT-Laurent Perrier Summer Menus and a copy of the new Best of FT Weekend supplement.
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