DIARY: GPC boss is Bingle by name, mingle by nature

There was a good turnout for GPC’s office-warming bash last week.

There was a good turnout for GPC’s office-warming bash last

week.



The lobbying shop has moved to No 4 Millbank, home to the political TV

crews for the BBC, Sky and ITN.



Political celebrities were on hand to support staff and clients in

welcoming the agency to its new abode. Former Tory Health Secretary

Virginia Bottomley seemed to be enjoying herself, as did ex-Lib Dem PR

chief Des Wilson.



Agriculture secretary Nick Brown showed his face, along with countless

young lobbyists all milling around, trying to get noticed.



PR Week almost didn’t attend, since our invitation came addressed to the

rival PA Newsletter. Once there, however, MD Peter Bingle was every inch

the genial host.



He is said to have a new spring in his step since the move, having

abandoned the splendid isolation of his private office to join his

minions on the open plan floor. And just think of how much he can save

by trading down to a shorter whip.



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