DIARY: Railtrack woes lead to some inadvertent exposure for Brunswick man

With the exception of the Countess of Wessex, it’s not every day that members of the PR profession are glimpsed on the front page of a national newspaper. After all, they normally try to stay behind the headlines.

With the exception of the Countess of Wessex, it’s not every day

that members of the PR profession are glimpsed on the front page of a

national newspaper. After all, they normally try to stay behind the

headlines.



But last week that dubious honour befell Brunswick partner Andrew

Grant.



The lead story in the Mirror on Tuesday 12 October was illustrated by a

photo of Railtrack chief executive Gerald Corbett rushing out of an

interview, with Grant’s head just visible over his shoulder.



As Railtrack’s retained agency, Brunswick has been organising a

gruelling round of interviews for Corbett in the wake of the Paddington

rail crash.



On this occasion, Grant had accompanied Corbett into what turned out to

be the lion’s den - an aggressive interview with a pack of three Mirror

hacks.



Corbett eventually walked out after being asked whether Railtrack should

be accused of corporate manslaughter.



Grant compares the experience to being scalped, and is disappointed that

his first appearance on the cover of a national newspaper betrays his

follicly-challenged state.



’I wish I had more hair,’ he sighs. ’What little hair I had at the

beginning of all this has now fallen out.’



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