Staff at Spreckley Partners, are often the first to know about
immenent celebrity births, as their offices overlook the entrance to
Portland Hospital, the birth house of choice for the glitterati.
According to MD Mike Spreckley, staff in the office can very quickly
determine the status of the star by the size of the press pack
Last week, employees saw Meg Matthews, wife of Oasis star Noel
Gallagher, enter the building. Other visitors have included Posh and
Scary Spice, as well as Men Behaving Badly stars Caroline Quentin and
Leslie Ash. Matthews may not have attracted the same paparazzi turnout,
but the dogged few who did turn up stuck around for three days.
By coincidence, the hospital’s fertility treatment unit occupies the
lower floors of Spreckley’s five-floor building, but modesty (and fear
of legal redress) prevents PR Week revealing who has been spotted in the
lift. Spreckley observes wryly: ’Wonderful things are being conceived on
all five floors.’