Diary: Sutton’s birthday bash is a clear case of hair today, gone tomorrow

I always like to see the sordid past of an agency chief, along with the obligatory terrible beard pictures, uncovered by their own staff.

I always like to see the sordid past of an agency chief, along with

the obligatory terrible beard pictures, uncovered by their own

staff.



This was the fate recently suffered by Tim Sutton, chief executive of

Charles Barker, pictured here as he is now and as he was in the late

1970s.



The occasion? Sutton’s 40th birthday which was celebrated with a bash at

Soho’s Mezzo eaterie.



Charles Barker’s publishing team put together a title called Tim’s Times

for the occasion. The newspaper details the key events of Sutton’s

life.



Extracts from Sutton’s school reports are particularly interesting. Some

masters found him unconvincing. One history teacher wrote: ’With

thorough revision and average luck on the day Tim has the ability to do

well.’ However, another teacher points to his swot status: ’He deserves

success at the highest level,’ gushes his form tutor.



Agency creative director Steve Gebbett says that he found the comments

of Sutton’s French teacher the most illuminating. Apparently Sutton was

’highly expressive’ during his French oral.



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