Jelf Group organised a charity event last weekend to mark the next phase in its growth strategy. It hopes that the New Dawn Ridgeway Walk will have raised 20,000 for the National Deaf Children’s Society.Staff from the group’s 20 locations to do the walk (pictured above right). The challenge follows the success of last year’s 24-Peaks Challenge when Jelf raised 15,000 for the NDCS.
Never take anything for granted when planning a no-expense-spared press junket to a pop concert.The lovely Standard Life press team recently took various lady financial hacks to see Robbie Williams in concert at the Milton Keynes Bowl. In a white stretch limo, armed with Champagne, party snacks and various CDs, it was the epitomal girls’ night out. What could possibly be missing, you might ask? But even the expertise of PR Danielle Pinnington could not prevent a near disaster. Realising that the limo was sans corkscrew, she tried to use her house keys to open the Champagne. However, a short detour to an off licence to borrow a corkscrew ensured that the girls did not go thirsty.
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“I used to be a tosser. I worked in a bakery.”
Scottish Widows’ Nick Kirwan on making pancakes.
“I nearly fell on top of you both then. It would have made my day.”
Kirwan again, following the abrupt cornering of a black cab.
“They were the only two people we could find who knew about Mifid.”
The FSA’s Dan Waters introduces guest speakers on the subject of the upcoming EU directive.
“Inviting Apcims to speak at the FSA’s conference is like asking to share your sandwich with Billy Two Pies. A generous offer but one you might later regret.”
Apicms deputy chief executive Guy Sears.
“What makes you think I smoke? Do I have really grey skin or something?”
Anonymous journalist on being asked if he had a spare cigarette.
“I had it first. Madonna copied me.”
Lansons PR Sarah Whelband on her new haircut.