Diary: On the QT ...

High drama and frozen fingers in Charlotte Street last week. The reason? A bungled burglary which left staff at agencies such as Keevill Barton Kershaw and Catchpole & Friends out in the cold while police nabbed the culprits.

Two of the six were collared after jumping off a building, injuring themselves ... Talking of dangerously high jinks, Chris Pinnington, the Euro RSCG group chief executive, came a cropper while helping a mate renovate his French chateau. "Pinners" broke several bones in his foot when the scaffolding he was working on collapsed ... Obviously, WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell didn't get where he is today without watching the pennies, which is presumably why he turned down a Lancashire schoolgirl's plea for sponsorship to attend a youth leaders' conference in the US. But surely he could have put a stamp on the letter of refusal and not let the poor girl pay to receive the bad news ... Thank goodness WCRS has already completed its Havas buyout. A drains problem meant the finance department had to be evacuated last week when the smell became too much to bear ... What a success-hungry lot this year's Campaign A Listers are. So much so that many claim to be too busy to nip out for a bite.

No doubt the nibbles at next Wednesday's A List party, sponsored by Barclays, will be swiftly devoured.


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