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The search has begun to find

ICM Miss London and Miss Hippodrome 2014!

Floods of young women from across London have submitted their applications with aspirations to become the lady to represent the World’s finest City and casino in this year’s Miss England final.

With previous winners including, ITV’s, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here beauty, Amy Willerton, there are high hopes this will be the year London brings home that coveted crown.

Shoaib Abedi, Director at ICM Capital said: “We are proud to be exclusive sponsors of ICM Miss London and Miss Hippodrome 2014 taking place in one of the leading global cities for business, education and culture. It is important to us, as an international organisation, to support universal charities and non-profit organisations. Miss London’s organisers have in recent years raised over 25,000 GBP for the Beauty with a Purpose charity, a cause which dates back to 1972, and we’re looking to increase that figure dramatically this year.”

Organiser of the regional heat, Fay Hill said, “ICM Miss London and Miss Hippodrome 2014 promises to be a night full of glamour and excitement as twenty-five of the City’s finest women go head-to-head for the ultimate in beauty pageant titles. I am delighted to be working with many prestigious and well-respected industry professionals including our presenter for the evening, The Cosmedic Coach, Antonia Mariconda and former Mrs Russia and now Mentor to our ladies, Marinika Smirnova. This will be my fourth year of organising the event and I know with ICM Capital’s support, it’s going to be the best yet!”

ICM Miss London 2014 is sponsored by ICM Capital

Award-winning ICM Capital is an international online Forex and CFD trading firm offering 24 hour access to a diverse range of trading products including foreign exchange, commodities, futures and indices. New and existing clients are supported by our multi-lingual and experienced client support team in over 16 different languages. Traders can manage their own account efficiently with their personal account management system ICM Access, which provides diverse account funding opportunities, updates on important economic events and useful trading tools.

The Finale event will take place on Saturday April 26th 2014 at London’s Hippodrome Casino. For more information on attending and receiving press passes, please contact

For more information on ICM Miss London and applying to be in the competition, please contact

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ICM Capital Limited has quickly become recognised for its energy and drive by building strong relationships with some of the major leading financial services providers, specialising in online trading services for private, professional and institutional clients. Strategically located in the global financial centre, London, UK, ICM Capital headquarters are a major meeting point for business.

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Cancer is a terrible disease that in some way has affected the majority, if not us all.  Whilst we have no control over its unfortunate attack there are certain things we as individuals can do to help put up a fight.

Breast and testicular cancer are two very common killers but thanks to fantastic charities helping to raise awareness we are gradually joining more and more together to increase donations, improve scientific research and put an end to cancer once and for all. That said, it is still women who are more likely to carry out checks and address abnormalities in themselves physically than men and so Men’s Health have created the ‘Movember’ campaign to encourage men and women to join forces- become Mo Bros and Mo Sistas- and together raise awareness for cancer, particularly prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.


This week UK Model Folios sent models to a Lynx, Movember-themed photoshoot in Old Street, North London to raise awareness on the brand’s social networking page for men’s health issues.

UK Model Folios are particularly proud of their amazing freelance photographer, Adam Robertson. Using his large fanbase to attract even more attention to the Men’s Health campaign, he is helping to generate some large donations and demonstrating a real sense of brotherhood.

Please click here to read his fantastic blog post on Movember and learn how you can offer your donation

We really hope the Movember campaign will fulfil its aim- UK Model Folios are backing it all the wayl!


  • The average life expectancy for men is four years less than women (presently 78 years old compared to 82).
  • The rate of cancer diagnoses in men is considerably higher than the rate in women. In every 100,000 men there will be 417 cases diagnosed, compared to 366 cases per 100,000 females.
  • Evidence suggests that about a third (39%) of 12 common cancers in the UK could be prevented through diet, physical activity and body weight.
  • 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • In 2008 37,051 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed and 10,168 men died.
  • Testicular cancer in the UK affects younger men between the ages of 20 and 50. 1,990 men were diagnosed with the disease in 2007.
  • Smoking accounts for at least 25% of all cancer deaths and 86% of lung cancer deaths.
  • In 2008 22,846 men were diagnosed with lung cancer and 19,868 men died from the disease.
  • While not as common, men can get breast cancer. In 2008 about 341 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed among men and about 69 men died from the disease.
  • The most common cancer in the UK for men is prostate cancer and for women breast cancer.
  • In 2008 5,584 men were diagnosed with skin cancer (malignant melanoma) and 1,121 men died from the disease.
  • An estimated 2.8million people have diabetes and 850,000 do not know it.
  • About 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure, and blood pressure tends to rise with age.
  • 1 in 4 men in the UK will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives.
  • Men commit suicide four times as often as women.
  • Only 26% of men go to their GPs for regular check ups.

Let’s face it, men are known to be more indifferent towards their health, especially when compared to the efforts of women, who proactively and publicly address their health issues in a way not traditionally seen with men. As a result, today the levels of awareness, understanding and funding for support of male health issues, like prostate cancer, lag significantly behind causes such as breast cancer.

The reasons for the poor state of men’s health in the UK and around the world are numerous and complex and this is primarily due to a lack of awareness of the health issues men face. This can largely be attributed to the reluctance in men to openly discussing the subject due to longstanding traditions, coupled with an ‘it’ll be alright’ attitude. Men are less likely to schedule doctors’ appointments when they feel ill or for an annual check-up, thereby denying them the chance of early detection and effective treatment of common diseases.

Behind-the-Scenes At Miss England 2011, Birmingham NEC


The Miss England 2011 finals are almost here, just one day away. Today sixty stunning finalists gathered at the Birmingham NEC to rehearse for what is the biggest event in the pageant world and UK Model Folios were there to capture it all exclusively to share with you.

This year UK Model Folios have been offered the opportunity to offer their services independently at the Miss England finals capturing those ‘what really goes on behind-the-scenes?’ shots and professional portraits of the ladies in That infamous evening gown. We advance our thanks to our amazing photographers Roy Strutt, Costas Constantinou and Antony Michael for their photography skills and support of UK Model Folios, and of course this event.

Today we wanted to share with you a quick glimpse of what happened at the rehearsals for the Eco Round- the opportunity for finalists to showcase their bespoke creations from recyclable materials. The rehearsals give them an opportunity to learn choreography and strut their stuff on the catwalk to a panel of highly credible judges who tomorrow evening will have the extremely difficult task of choosing the lady who will represent England for the year ahead and at Miss World 2011, which even more exciting for us Brits will be held in London.

Check out just a few of our shots below snapped by the fabulous photographer Roy Strutt and come back tomorrow for the result and first-hand shots of what happened at Miss England 2011!