Cast your mind back to the heady days of the City in the 1980s when lunchbreaks were long and plentiful and the wine flowed freely.
Baigrie Davies co-founders Tom Baigrie and Arthur Davies would often find themselves whiling away the afternoon in a pub or snooker hall, toasting the successes of a morning of client meetings.
As it turns out, the partnership between the two industry heavyweights was christened in true City style. After a particularly long lunch, at a point when the moustachioed one had only been with the business about five months, Baigrie was boring – sorry, enlightening – those around him with a particularly long story.
Davies, keen to shut him up, tipped a glass of champagne over his head. The table was silenced, waiting for an angry retort from ex-Army man Baigrie.
But Baigrie replied as only he could – by tipping another glass of champagne over Davies. And so the foundation for Baigrie Davies was laid.