The season of corporate hospitality is definitely upon us as Carlton
knows only too well. In the process of investigating a spurious lead
concerning Carlton and the purchase of 50 fake Euro 96 tickets, an
intriguing story emerged concerning Carlton and the European Cup final,
held in Rome last month.
Carlton had arranged to take a number of media types to the Ajax versus
Juventus game, including a lucky name or two from Zenith.
Eager to save the expense of buying a corporate package, Carlton
delegated the booking ofÿ20hotels and flights to the very
efficient secretary who had managed the whole process so beautifully
when the final took place in Vienna last year.
Imagine their surprise when, just a couple of days before the party was
due to depart for Rome, Carlton’s account director, Tom Paton, realised
that the secretary had been so efficient that she had booked everything
for... Vienna... again.
Just for the record, Tom, next year’s final will not be in Rome.