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Called to the bar

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.


Consumers’ champion McAteer quits Which?

Controversial consumer champion Mick McAteer is leaving Which? after 13 years of battling the financial services industry to concentrate on doing charity work on financial exclusion.

Duffield sets his sights on working until 100

New Star founder John Duffield has answered IFA concerns about what happens to the firm when he retires by saying he intends to work until he is 100. Speaking to Money Marketing about New Star’s fifth anniversary this week, Duffield, who is 66, says: “I was asked once when I planned to retire and I […]

Define line

The continuing saga of calculating transfer values for DB schemes

Yorston joins Principality

Principality Building Society has appointed Graeme Yorston as its chief operating officer responsible for society projects, information technology and human resources.Yorston was previously at Abbey holding a number of senior roles including IT director for the retail bank.Yorston says: “The company is well known and respected for its face-to-face customer service- however we are now […]


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