In Pictures: Financial Times celebrates 125th anniversary

Photos have emerged of the Financial Times' 125th anniversary celebrations at Tate Modern with more than 300 staff and high profile clients including leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband.

FT's Lionel Barber with Labour's Ed Miliband
FT's Lionel Barber with Labour's Ed Miliband
  • FT 125th anniversary

    FT 125th anniversary

  • FT 125th anniversary

    FT 125th anniversary

  • FT 125th anniversary: the Tate Modern

    FT 125th anniversary: the Tate Modern

  • FT 125th anniversary

    FT 125th anniversary

  • FT 125th anniversary

    FT 125th anniversary

  • FT 125th anniversary: Vince Cable in conversation

    FT 125th anniversary: Vince Cable in conversation

  • FT 125th anniversary

    FT 125th anniversary

  • FT 125th anniversary: historian Simon Schama among the prestigious guests

    FT 125th anniversary: historian Simon Schama among the prestigious guests

  • FT 125th anniversary

    FT 125th anniversary

  • FT 125th anniversary: fashion designer Ozwald Boateng (centre)

    FT 125th anniversary: fashion designer Ozwald Boateng (centre)

  • FT's Lionel Barber with Labour's Ed Miliband

    FT's Lionel Barber with Labour's Ed Miliband

  • FT 125th anniversary: ex Labour politician Jack Straw with Liberal Democrats ex-leader Vince Cable

    FT 125th anniversary: ex Labour politician Jack Straw with Liberal Democrats ex-leader Vince Cable

  • FT 125th anniversary: The Politics Show's Andrew Neil enjoying the hospitality

    FT 125th anniversary: The Politics Show's Andrew Neil enjoying the hospitality

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On 20 June, the Financial Times celebrated 125 years, hosted by FT Group CEO John Ridding and FT editor Lionel Barber. The party attracted more than 300 leaders in politics, finance, business, luxury and media.

Guests enjoyed an evening laced with elements from the FT’s heritage. Features included paper boys and illustrations of printing presses to tablets with the FT’s web app.

Barber said: "What makes me most proud as editor of the FT is our commitment to quality journalism. Quality journalism in the age of Leveson is a cause worth defending, even if today it is increasingly challenged. Quality journalism is an arduous, costly enterprise. It requires investment in people and technology. And it is craft; a vocation not merely a profession."

Attendees included John Fallon, CEO, Pearson; Dame Marjorie Scardino; Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable; Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party; Stephen Hester, CEO, RBS; Baroness Martha Lane Fox, UK Digital Champion; Andrew Neil, BBC Daily Politics presenter; Ozwald Boateng, fashion designer; HE Pasquale Terracciano, Italian ambassador and Will Hutton, political writer.

Another FT 125th anniversary event was held in New York earlier this year.

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