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•”It&#39s like being on a shoot without many birds.” – Artemis product and communications director Nick Wells on the climax to the Isa season

•”Of course it&#39s a lodge – have you ever seen an air-conditioned shed before?” – Syndaxi Financial Planning&#39s Robert Reid on his back-garden office.

•”One IFA told me I don&#39t look nearly as fierce in person as I appear in the pages of Money Marketing.” – FSA head of investment firms David Kenmir.

•”You can smell the zealots from 200 miles away.” – Britannic retirement solutions head of corporate communications Jim Boyd discussing the firm&#39s passion for annuity reform

•”My doctor told me I was vertically challenged.” – Lansons PR and very soon to be mother Laura Cronin – currently taller lying down.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor John Greenwood, email: john.greenwood@centaur.co.uk or tel: 0207 943 8036.

You may not recognise the one on the left, but it is Intelligent Finance regional sales manager Dave Gillam, pictured here explaining some of the finer points of the beautiful game to the England captain who had tried to gatecrash an IF roadshow in St Albans.

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