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•”I am trying to get the Kris Akabusi award for the happiest man in Britain.” – Britannic Retirement Solutions corporate communications manager Jim Boyd.

•”I&#39ve got so many bosses I don&#39t know what they look like.” – Clerical Medical pensions strategy manager Nigel Stammers.

•”I pay more in vet bills than my mortgage – we even send the vet postcards when we are on holiday.” – Stammers again.

•”You know more about my company than I do.” – Stammers again.

•”Obviously without the beard.” – Hargreaves Lansdown investment manager Ben Yearsley on boss Mark Dampier&#39s resemblance to Bates Investments&#39 Kerry Nelson in a recent ad.

“If you want to have a good night in Edinburgh take Yearsley with you.” – Hargreaves Lansdown pensions research manager Tom McPhail.

•”Can I be the Peter Pan rather than the Dorian Gray of PR?”- Axa spokesman Steve Muir.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor Chris Duncan, email: or tel: 0207 943 8036.


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