Bristol-based design agency Fanatic Design is perhaps taking the stereotype too far after turning Bristol & West Investments’ stand at the recent Manchester Expo into a pub, complete with bar, dartboard and even an animated landlord. It was meant to represent, er, Bristol & West’s short-term lending service – more like short-term memory loss if you spent too much time at the bar.Aegon PR Mark Locke finds out if a few protection hacks are going to infamous London nightclub Tiger Tiger. New Star’s Rob Page on his decision to switch to beer at the fund management group’s summer party. Mitchell Moneypenny’s Nicola Mitchell gets all flustered over platforms. “It would have been all too much for an innocent country girl like myself.” Mitchell again explaining why she had to turn down an invitation to a notorious night spot. “Honestly, she keeps looking over at me.” Votive Communications director Richard Hurst tries to convince Money Marketing he’s getting the eye in a London restaurant.
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