DIARY: Bond theme for Brain and Byrne's latest stunt

What Lord Chadlington would say about it we can only guess. Staff

at Weber Shandwick marked 100 days since the merger with BSMG last week

with a Battersea Park booze-up quite different in tone from the

Shandwick man's chauffeur-driven and buttoned-up style.

One sign of the relaxed manner of the new top dogs saw skittish

presentations by each of nine divisional MDs as a prelude to the star

attraction: double-act joint CEOs David Brain and Colin Byrne.

A video of the pair in James Bond-style fancy dress cycling across

London was shown to the 450 staff present, before the pair arrived in

the flesh to gee up the troops for 2002. And not a Bentley in sight.

But in acknowledging the debt owed to his lordly predecessor, Byrne

couldn't resist the comment: 'And Chadlington wouldn't have had to hire

the white tux from Moss Bros - that's for sure.'

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