”This is PR, don't you know darling.” Ex-Money Marketing journalist turned Aegon PR Adrian Cammidge shows how much life has changed in a few short months, prompting the newsdesk's favourite cartoon
”There is an old Scottish saying – never trust a Slovakian girl armed with a bottle of port and a packet of oatcakes.” – Aegon PR Scott White on the launch of the company's new operation in Central Europe.
”I like the word lambasted. Isn't that what you call a sheep whose parents are not married?” – Whitechurch Securities chairman Kean Seager.
”I wish I had a fireman's helmet so I could do a striptease for her.” – Abacus director David Ferguson plans to cheer up a woman sitting alone in a bar.
”What did he win an award for? Being a gobby Canadian?” – Quill PR Roddi Vaughan-Thomas on MM reporter winning Headline Money journalism award.
”The last time I saw your ginger beard was when you had your G-string on backwards.” – MRM head Richard Wheat to Mainland PR Andrew Appleyard.
”I don't understand how that lead actress has done so well. She looks like a horse.” – Britannic Retirement Solutions' Jim Boyd on Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker.
”Don't take this the wrong way but will you take a look at my arse? It's really rather red and swollen.” – New Star marketing director Rob Page after falling off a quad bike.
”In some pictures his hair is darker than others. He looks like he has been drinking Grecian 2000.” – Scottish Life head of
communications Alasdair Buchanan on head of pension strategy Steve Bee.
”I would rather you didn't prod me in the middle of the presentation.” – First State emerging markets fund manager Angus Tulloch.
”I'm going to take three months off to become a professional darts player.” – Simpsons of Brighton IFA partner Andrew Merricks is encouraged by the low standard of play at the PDC world darts championship.
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