EDITORIAL: Frank Lowe's knighthood is well-deserved

Although it's hard to imagine him bending the knee to anybody, congratulations to Frank Lowe on the knighthood awarded to him in the Queen's birthday honours list.

As the owner of an ego huge even by the ad industry's standards, the

chairman and chief executive of the Lowe Group has always been a curious


Without his energy it's doubtful whether the group he founded with just

five people 20 years ago would have evolved into a successful global

business on the back of a powerful creative reputation.

Yet, his drive to improve the lot of underprivileged inner city children

shows how selfless he can be. A contradiction indeed.