Spent the day at the Lanesborough Hotel, at Hyde Park Corner, a few buildings along from where SustainAbility used to have its office. This was the AGM for Limited Partners and Advisory Board members for zouk ventures.
Last night, walking from Sloane Street station to Daphne’s for a zouk dinner, I managed to slightly lose myself, even though I know the area quite well, having lived there many years ago – and then collided with Professor Alexander Zehnder, who I last saw at a SAM session in Switzerland almost a decade ago. We guided each other in.
Among the companies reviewed today were Gas Turbine Efficiency (GTE), Nanotron Technologies, Orb Energy (which I visited in Bangalore some years back), SiC Processing, Solarcentury, Sulfurcell Solartechnik, Trilliant and Triton-Format.
Before walking back to the US Embassy for a the showing of Frogs: The Thin Green Line, I took a quick spin around Knightsbridge, where, once again, I was forcefully struck by the Harvey Nichols windows. Then back through Hyde Park, where I took a closer look at the Cavalry memorial, which I hadn’t really looked at before – with its St George and the dragon. Struck me that the air force pilots were the WWII equivalents of the cavalry.