I take back what I said about Scottish speakers. Michelle Mone, the inventor of the Ultimo bra, spoke at the Manchester dinner of the British Venture Capital Association last night. She was funny, passionate and had a very optimistic view of human nature, in stark contrast to Andrew Neil the previous day (who was good, just gloomy). It also helped that if she ever sensed the audience (95 per cent blokes) were getting restless then she'd use the phrase "great pair of tits".
Great do, I really like the good old boys from private equity and corporate finance. Nice buzz of anticipation around the room for Insider's Dealmakers Awards this year.