Virgin’s PR team in London was at the centre of international news
last week. But this time it was not because Richard Branson had been up
to his old PR tricks again.
For the last two weeks the police have been checking the identity of and
escorting all 25 PR staff to and from the Virgin press offices.
Corporate Development, Virgin Entertainment and Virgin Group are all
housed just down the road from the Greek embassy which, as you know, has
been occupied by more than 80 Kurdish protestors, furious at the capture
of fugitive Kurdish guerrilla leader Abdullah Ocalan. Virgin Group press
officer Paul Moore told PR Week that staff had been taking out cups of
tea and cans of Virgin Cola to hundreds of police and firemen
Moore added: ’We must be have been on the safest street in London given
the amount of police and fire brigade that have been camped here.’ He
added that Branson did not need an escort because his house neighbours
the Virgin press office in Holland Park.
’One of the highlights for the police officers was when Richard came to
the office although they had an extra plus the other day because Chris
Eubank had a meeting here,’ Moore added.