Fishburn Hedges has always made the most of its Trafalgar Square
location, hosting parties in the reception area which has a prime view
of the pigeon/tourist mecca.
The leaving do last week for founding directors Dale Fishburn and Andrew
Boys was no exception. The party was held on Thursday, the night of the
lighting ceremony for the square’s Norwegian Christmas tree. Determined
to make the evening one to remember, Fishburn Hedges associate director
Sarah Croom-Johnson secretly arranged for ’Goodbye Dale and Andrew’ to
be beamed along the full length of Nelson’s column, just after the
lights went on.
While most onlookers assumed Dale and Andrew were a couple of Norwegian
lumberjacks, Fishburn himself got rather excited. He said: ’It was a
complete surprise to all of us. I spotted it first, and I think some of
my colleagues, in their normal kind way, thought I was rather
over-reacting to the excitement of the Christmas tree lights going
Meanwhile, a few puzzled police officers tried to cart off the guerrilla
laser artists who, being used to this sort of thing - they were
responsible for projecting ’Free Tibet’ onto the Chinese embassy -
seemed to be the only people who actually knew what was going on.
They apparently informed the police, quite erroneously and without the
slightest hesitation, that the projection had been made on behalf of one
of the Christmas lights sponsors, Fishburn Hedges.