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“What was your enquiry? Oh, that’s pretty technical. I’ll look around for someone who might know but I’m in the pub so I might struggle.”
A Treasury press officer clearly thought a stiff drink was in order around 8pm on emergency Budget day.

“I don’t need an extension. I should really be watching the footie down the pub like everyone else or tucking into strawberries and cream at Wimbledon but I just can’t help myself, I’m pensions obsessed!”
Standard Life head of pensions policy John Lawson politely declines the offer of a World Cup deadline extension for his Money Marketing column.

“I don’t need any sunscreen, I’m just going to get botox when I’m older.”
Standard Life PR Paul Keeble decides a tan is his top priority while taking in a match at Wimbledon.

“You’re an actuary, you shouldn’t be using the f-word.”
Syndaxi Chartered Financial Planners managing director Robert Reid scolds a friend on the phone.

“I finally got hold of him…he was on a pedalo.”
White Dragon Communications director Scott Philipson tracks down co-director Rob Griffiths.

“I joined the FSA on May 3. Timing has always been my speciality.”
FSA new head of communications Tom Kelly.


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