By Claire West
There are now only 13 days left to nominate a banker near you for the Cad & The Dandy ‘London’s Best Dressed Banker’ award.
Cad & The Dandy, the bespoke Savile Row tailor, has been inviting nominations for the award throughout September and the winner will be announced at the end of the month.
Currently leading the pack is Florent Gerard, Director of Bank of America, with an impressive 109 votes and in second place is Greg Rellis, commodities broker OTC, with 87 votes.
“The competition is really hotting up and the twitter and Facebook campaigns are growing in earnest,” said James Sleater, one of the co-founders of Cad and The Dandy, “but we are offering over £3,000 of bespoke suits and shirts for both the Best Dressed Banker and the person who nominated them.”
Cad and the Dandy were founded by James Sleater and Ian Meiers in 2008 after they were both made redundant from their banking jobs in the city.
“Moving from the city into the rag-trade is not a common career path,” said Mr Sleater, “but both Ian and I had separately identified a gap in the high-quality clothing market.”
“Ironically, Phillipe Guyot, the man who made me redundant from BNP Paribas is currently ranked third in the ‘Best Dressed Banker’,” said Mr Sleater.
With shops in the City, Canary Wharf and Savile Row, Cad and the Dandy offers high-end, bespoke machine- and hand-stitched tailoring at a competitive price. The company is growing fast and will turn over £1.3m in 2010.
The current top 10 ranking for the Best Dressed Banker Award.
Florent Gerard — Director Bank of America with a staggering 109 votes
Greg Rellis — Commodities Broker OTC, 87
Phillipe Guyot — Head of Sales BNP Paribas, 54
Bob Diamond — Chief Executive Barclays, 40
Hannah Woodley —Panmure Gordon, 35
John Studzinski — MD Blackstone Private Equity, 27
Stephan Heitmeye — Sales, 27
Michelle Flynn — Client services DCG, 23
Jon Sugden — Equity Sales, Ladenbury Thalmann, 21
Ross Studholme — Senior Legal Counsel Barclays Bank plc, 20
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