Liz Harold, the managing partner of the industry headhunter Liz H + Grime, our A List partner, was on hand to greet the guests as they arrived.
Alan Bishop, soon to depart COI to run the Southbank Centre, was a trifle late, having first had to get through a few furtive fags outside. And Mike Hughes, ISBA's director-general, turned up sporting a large and bloody nose after a cycling accident in Australia.
Alas, creative and media types kept their distance from each other. So much for integration.