Hotcakes wishes to extend her warmest congratulations to Simon
Pardon, newly appointed group sales director at Granada Enterprises and
ladies’ man extraordinaire. The fairer element of the team have always
had a thing for sexy Simon, but the latest news is that the commercial
Casanova is regularly receiving underwear from admiring sales girls
through the internal mail system. It is unknown what Pardon does with
his pants presents.
It was also pleasing to hear that Ian McCulloch has at last been
promoted, and is now commercial director of Granada Broadband.
The poor chap deserves a bit of luck after he recently splashed out
pounds 106,000 on a new Ferrari F1 - red, of course - but had to sell it
shortly afterwards due to lack of use. Rumour has it he suffered a
pounds 30,000 loss in the process.
Let’s hope he has managed to negotiate a hefty pay rise to account for
this unfortunate fluctuation in the prestige car market.
Times have become increasingly hard for people who work in the pub
What with spiralling duty on booze, Tony’s threatened crackdown on the
’alcohol culture’ and the tough drink-drive laws, things are not looking
too rosy. So spare a thought for Martin, landlord of the Barley Mow on
Dorset Street who, it is rumoured, has been threatened with ruin since
Optimedia moved offices and the agency’s drinkers decamped to a
different local. Led by valiant old goat Dick Clarke, the ’Optimedia
Three’ can now be found in residence at the Devonshire on Duke Street.
They can be contacted there on 020-7935 5887.
Meanwhile, the boys at Carlton Digital Sales are praying they will not
forced to move floors. With the arrival of the salubrious St Martin’s
Hotel - the chic creation of Ian Shrager and Phillippe Starck - the
fourth floor sales crew have been treated to a rather good view of the
hotel bedrooms. One mole told Hotcakes that despite the millions spent
on the hotel, there’s one small design fault Messrs Shrager and Starck
seem to have overlooked - the blinds do not keep out prying eyes.
’Last lunchtime, there were two girls prancing around naked - it was
absolutely fantastic,’ said one hairy-handed individual.
Sales perverts looking for a more, er, stimulating working environment
should apply through the usual channels.