It was a diary story waiting to happen. The Association of Train
Operating Companies has delayed its first ever pitch for a lobbying
agency - because its members couldn’t get there on time.
A spokewoman for ATOC, which represents the 25 operators of passenger
train services, tells me the pitch has now been timetabled three weeks
after the original date (PR Week, 28 February).
’Basically,’ she explains, ’it proved very difficult for the people
making the decision, who are the managing directors of the train
operating companies, to attend on the earlier date. They are very busy