Profile: Gordon Beattie, Beattie Media: As close as you can get without burning - Gordon Beattie has built up a business through brash self-promotion

Gordon Beattie refuses to let the ’lobbygate’ scandal which has engulfed his agency in the last three weeks bring him down. ’We have not lost one client since the publicity,’ he asserts confidently. But two minutes later comes a sheepish qualification: Beattie Media has actually lost two clients - a charity he refuses to name and the UK Atomic Energy Authority, both previously on the books of the fledgling public affairs arm Beattie had to shut down earlier this month.

by SOPHIE BARKER

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