I hear that Brian Basham is to lose one of his most trusted
lieutenants - Barry Wadley-Smith is taking a back seat after 16 years on
the Basham team.
Although Wadley-Smith plans to spend more time with his family, (not a
euphemism - he has three children aged 13, six and four.) he is also
planning to take an Open University course.
’I’ve had a hankering to do it ever since Harold Wilson set it up,’ he
said, after I tracked him down recovering from a morning of sailing.
’I went to Sandhurst directly from school and I wished I had gone to
university. I’m now 51 so I thought I’d better do it before I popped my
clogs,’ he adds.
With A levels in geology and ancient history Wadley-Smith says he would
love the chance to do some archaeology and hopes to fit his study around
his remaining commitments at Basham and Coyle.
’He remains as consultant on certain clients and is still director of
the company,’ said director John Coyle.
Between sailing, studying and children, here’s one PR man who’s
determined not to turn into an old fossil.