It's Monday morning, you have to organise a product launch bash by
lunch-time, and then persuade a gaggle of bored hacks that yes, they
should attend the launch of a range of acne creams. But don't worry -
you're going to do it differently... you'll make this the most exciting
launch ever - one the press will never forget. You'll... ah, sod it,
let's just do free booze in a warehouse again.
But now such quandries may be a thing of the past, as you and your
corporate chums can hire a four-carriage Victorian and Edwardian train
to accommodate 50 guests of your choosing. PR-orientated venue hire
service Apposite is offering the chance to pay around pounds 300 per
head for the privilege.
The vehicle, which Apposite founder Janine du Plessis describes as
'luxurious', is owned by a mysterious fellow who uses it for holidays
and to entertain friends.
One can only assume the new-found availability of his train means he has
discovered the pleasure of travelling standard class with Britain's
mainline train operators.