Flack: PRWeek party, Toby Young award, Spearmint Rhino's and mystery men!

Around 250 of the UK's top PR people were in attendance at the PRWeek Power Book 2009 party at the exclusive Paramount club on 25 March, on a night that at least proved what powerful drinkers the PR industry has. One particularly refreshed-looking lady who introduced herself as a trade body's 'memberships queen' was a little too forthcoming in her opinions. 'See that man over there?' she said, pointing to a colleague. 'He's completely ineffectual'...

But the Toby Young award for losing friends and alienating people was hard fought on this occasion. Square 1 Consulting's legendary football finance specialist David Bick was making his opinions felt, at one point from a seated position on the floor...

And as the evening drew to a close, Diffusion PR MD Daljit Bhurji suavely booked a 16-seat booth at Spearmint Rhino's for some executive aftershow drinks. But when the crowd forgot about Bhurji's invite of expensive naked ladies and headed home, he was spotted dining in a less salubrious establishment: McDonald's on Oxford Street...

Finally, a huge apology goes to ABPI director of corporate comms David Lewis. For the second year in a row we've printed the wrong photo for his top five entry. Sorry, David! And whoever the mystery man is who's inadvertently been the best healthcare PRO for two years running - we'd love to hear from you.

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