”Coventry railway station. Yes, it's quite like a swimming pool but fewer people in small trunks.” – BBB chief executive Stephen Ingledew gives a quick summary of his location and its acoustics.
”I need to go for a run every evening. I'm becoming a little porker.” – Hargreaves Lansdown chief executive Peter Hargreaves embarks on a fitness regime.
”I'm the Naan from the Pru.” – Steve Ferrari, director of offshoring at Prudential, which has set up a call centre in Mumbai.
”Someone seems to have been scrubbing my tongue with a wire brush.” – Lansons PR Laura Cronin.
”I wasn't drunk, I was hot, no, I was tired.” – Bristol & West head of marketing Dominic Toller.
”It's a panacea of joy.” – David Hollingworth loves talking about mortgages late on a Friday afternoon.
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