Two staunch defenders of the banks make it on to City A.M.’s inaugural awards shortlist

first_img Share TWO personalities who have fought steadfastly for the interests of banks have made it onto the shortlist to win City A.M.’s personality of the year, one of the biggest prizes at October’s City A.M. awards.Mayor of London Boris Johnson was chosen for springing to the defence of the banks in the aftermath of the financial crisis. In doing so, he clashed with the more populist element within the Conservative party.The second bank campaigner is Angela Knight, chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association. Knight has defended the banks’ position with a passion and she has rarely been off the media agenda.Both Knight and Johnson have reminded the nation just how important banks are to its economic well-being. Starting today, City A.M. will be publishing the shortlists for the awards, which will be handed out at the Grange Hotel in St Paul’s on 28 October. The shortlist for personality of the year also includes three businessmen who have led their businesses with courage and determination.There is Bob Diamond, president of Barclays Capital, who is likely to end up as one of the big gainers from the financial crisis. BA’s chief executive Willie Walsh is there for his determined effort to not be beaten by either the volcanic ash cloud or his own unions. The final contender on our short-list is Capita chief executive Paul Pindar. Further nominations will be revealed over the next few days. KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Two staunch defenders of the banks make it on to City A.M.’s inaugural awards shortlist center_img whatsapp Monday 30 August 2010 9:30 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more