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‘This is a gritty place’: Macfarlanes’ leaders on the hustle it takes to look effortless

Victoria Young talks to the singular City player about success and bucking the market

‘Strong culture’, ‘high quality’ and ‘entrepreneurial’ are phrases repeatedly associated with Macfarlanes among peers and former staff. And its recently re-elected executive has no desire to debunk the image of a hard-nosed, competitive shop.