The great north/south debate kicked off again last week at the
annual Creative Circle five-a-side football match.
After the usual exchange of ’southern poof’ and ’northern scally’, it
soon became clear that Manchester-based Cheetham Bell was running rings
around its southern counterparts. Proving that there is life beyond the
Watford Gap, the agency triumphed in a convincing 3-1 victory in the
final against CDP.
Dave Bell, managing director of Cheetham Bell, has since been spotted
lovingly polishing the trophy, which now takes pride of place in the
But there was disappointment that the annual streaker failed to put in a
guest appearance. ’We were thinking about it,’ one bystander confided,
’but we decided it was a bit too chilly.’