DIARY: HOTCAKES

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.

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

trade.



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.



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