On the flipside, last week’s worrying terrorism scare meant the whole office had to be shut down as a safety precaution.
It also meant the first roll-out of Edelman’s emergency procedures.
Edelman UK CEO Robert Phillips, a notoriously early riser, was first with the news. He told his MDs,
who told their directors and so on.
Almost 150 Edelman staffers were skilfully relocated or set up in a temporary office where mobile phone and Blackberry chargers became more sought after than personal space during rush hour on the Northern Line.
But spare a thought for two bleary-eyed execs who showed remarkable flair for avoiding blanket news coverage, emails, phone calls and whirring sirens, and still arrived for work – only to be turned away by friendly, if befuddled, police officers