DIARY: Blaze at Lowe Bell Good Relations proves the evil of mobile phones

Proving that it practises what it preaches on the crisis management front, the team at Lowe Bell Good Relations coped admirably last week when fire broke out at its newly renovated offices in Russell Square.

Proving that it practises what it preaches on the crisis management

front, the team at Lowe Bell Good Relations coped admirably last week

when fire broke out at its newly renovated offices in Russell Square.



Staff arrived at work on Thursday to find thousands of pounds worth of

damage tofurniture and fittings on the third floor - ironically it is

the first floor to be refurbished as part of the ‘relaunch’ of Good

Relations.



It appears the fire broke out at around 8pm the night before, when the

staff were all safely off the premises.



Fortunately no one was hurt and while the computers melted in the heat,

80 per cent of files remained intact. Some swift reorganisation meant

phonelines were up and running first thing on Thursday morning and it

was business as usual at Russell Square. The only problem is that staff

from KBH, the agency recently acquired by Lowe Bell will have to wait a

little longer to move into their new home.



Lessons learnt from this inflammatory incident? The importance of a good

insurance policy, a decent smoke alarm and the necessity of backing up

files religiously every evening.



When it comes to the cause of the blaze, my insider tells me all roads

point to a dodgy mobile phone battery.



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