DIARY: Lock, stock and too much of a coincidence as Cicero moves office

PRWeek has covered the office space problem before, so it is nice to be able to report a happy ending to at least two agencies' space issues.

Stephen Lock's start-up Cicero Consulting is set to move into offices, on London's Gresham Street, which have been vacated recently by Penrose Financial, while Penrose has moved to Moorgate.

Avid industry watchers will immediately spot the coincidence. Both Cicero and Penrose were formed by staff following their departure from the agency formerly known as Ludgate Communications (now Golin/Harris Ludgate).

But it isn't this amazing synchronicity which has prompted the move.

'The offices were really cheap,' says Lock, who claims that he will be doing 'amazing things with power tools' following the move.

The office will, however, be rewired and swept for bugs - which is almost becoming a standard practice in the City these days. Lock has also commissioned a cast of Cicero, made from a bust in the British Museum, to bring the classical touch to the new premises.

And with all this heart-warming co-operation in the industry, should PRWeek's ad team consider setting up an 'office swap' column, to help solve all those real estate crises?

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