Diary: FH staff undergo an unusual form of male bonding

The outside world may still view PR in terms of girls who lunch but a new brand of PR women is emerging at Fishburn Hedges which obviously likes its women to have a slightly, erm, masculine quality.

The outside world may still view PR in terms of girls who lunch but

a new brand of PR women is emerging at Fishburn Hedges which obviously

likes its women to have a slightly, erm, masculine quality.



My gender-aware sources at the agency tell me that the agency has

recently recruited Emma Squire who, alongside Fenella Gentleman, and Liz

Male, completes a trio of female consultants with testosterone-inspired

surnames.



The poor women were even dragged out to nearby Trafalgar Square last

week, where they were made to fool about in front of an unsuspecting

photographer.



And when you thought things couldn’t get any stranger, I gather that

Squire’s boyfriend goes by the name of Jim Mann.



Fishburn Hedges director Ron Finlay jokes: ’All we need now is a real

Mann!’



Gentleman, who joined Fishburn Hedges last August, tells me she is used

to being the butt of jokes. Her surname has resulted in endless

mirth.



’When I started out after Oxford I worked in a literary agency and it

was my job to screen material. I had to send a gentle rejection letter

to a Mr Lady, signed Miss Gentleman,’ she wittily recounts.



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