DIARY: Byrne shows soft side as he thanks his friend and mentor MacNally

Weber Shandwick joint CEO Colin Byrne gave the vote of thanks last week to the 60th birthday party for industry veteran Lord Tom MacNally.

He spoke of how they started working together a decade ago. At Byrne's first wedding, he told best man Peter Mandelson that he was unhappy at his then employer. Mandy pointed him in MacNally's direction and a Christopher's lunch followed: 'It was the best lunch I ever had and I'd like to thank Tom for being my friend and mentor for ten years.' He has a soft side after all.

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