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Where there’s a Will…

William Russell, formerly F&C’s head of marketing, may not start his new job at M&G until October but it seems he is keen to start lobbying for his new firm.

At his leaving bash, surrounded by F&C workmates, Russell happily donned an M&G T-shirt, cap and other branded gizmos. Either he is an M&G enthusiast through and through or the three beers (apparently the most he has drunk since the handover of Hong Kong celebrations in 1997) went straight to his head.

This may explain the deployment of Russell’s considerable marketing skills later that evening to negotiate his way into a Victoria kebab shop that had actually closed. Former colleagues suggest that, with his M&G cap on, he had an uncanny resemblance to Billy Bunter.

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