WCRS’s financial supremo, Gary Bickerton, is a remarkable man.
Apart from the fact that at one famous WCRS Christmas party he jumped on
the stage complete with platform shoes and shoulder pads to successfully
upstage the bill-topper, Gary Glitter, he has a serious flying habit and
is known for his lavish spending and his love of five-star hotel
accommodation in exotic places.
It might, therefore, come as a surprise to learn that sources close to
WCRS have told us that when it comes to others enjoying the trappings of
agency success, Bickerton is ’tighter than a xxxx’s xxxx’ - this is,
apparently, a term related to an edible bird and certainly not a cause
It seems that he has instituted a rule whereby all lunch expense claims
submitted with a time on the bill later than 3pm are returned
This will have nothing to do with the fact that certain WCRS creatives
were observed ordering ’the bill, nice and quick please, and another
bottle of that Puligny Montrachet’ at 2.58pm while lunching at the Ivy
with Campaign last week.