CEO Stuart Rose (shown here with Haymarket Group chairman Lord Heseltine and MT editor Matthew Gwyther) was there to collect the top prize, as Marks & Spencer was named as Most Admired for the first time in 16 years. Sir Terry's Tesco may have lost out narrowly to M&S in the battle for the top spot, but there was some consolation as he was again named Britain's Most Admired Leader - for the fifth year running. Luke Johnson provided the night's main entertainment with a rousing speech.
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Photographs by Julian Dodd