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Mortgage Business Expo which takes place on November 16-17 at Earls Court, London, will be offering visitors an image consultancy service through firm Dress2Kill.

If your career is being dampened by your image, Dress2Kill will provide a free consultation and prescription to smarten up your dress sense.

Men will also be able to get a wet shave and a discount on suits. Gone will be the grey polyester outfits, thick gold medallions and ties emblazoned with Donald Duck playing golf.

Oh yes, you know who you are…


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