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•”We want to be the Dyson of the hoover world but we&#39re not reinventing the wheel here.” – Bloomsbury Financial Planning managing director Jason Butler.

•”He just wants an excuse to get more highlights in his hair.” – Norwich Union PR Rob Pell on boss James Evans organising a Duran Duran concert invite.

•”My two vice-chairmen have both been chairmen already so I won&#39t have to do any work this year.” – Sofa chairman Nick Bamford about Robert Reid and Brian Steeples.

•”I&#39ve got MBAs hanging out of my ears.” – WPA director of corporate business Adrian Humphries.

•”We have had a collection for him at the desk in reception.” – Hargreaves Lansdown&#39s Tom McPhail on MM&#39s revelations of boss Peter Hargreaves&#39 £1m pay cut.

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


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