Diary: Stewart-Smith prepares for the times of his life

After months of merger rumours surrounding Luther Pendragon, the Whitefriars Street agency is now poised for a most advantageous strategic alliance.

After months of merger rumours surrounding Luther Pendragon, the

Whitefriars Street agency is now poised for a most advantageous

strategic alliance.



Charles Stewart-Smith, the agency’s dashing development director, is

renouncing his most eligible bachelor status to marry Kirstie Hamilton,

city editor of the Sunday Times.



Chief executive George Pitcher tells me development director

Stewart-Smith is badly smitten. ’He’s been mooning around all over the

place, picking petals off flowers and generally being quite pathetic.

We’ve had to start a staff counselling service for all EC4’s broken

hearted.’



As befitting two such media celebs Stewart-Smith tells me he and his

betrothed are hoping to tie the knot at the journalists’ church, St

Brides, in January. ’There is a lot to arrange,’ he says ’but

fortunately, Kirstie and I agree on more or less everything.’



Stewart-Smith assures me, despite the obvious PR benefits of having a

city editor wife, that business considerations played no part in the

match.



Pitcher is more hard-nosed.



’We’ll have to get a staff member to marry someone from the Sunday

Telegraph now,’ he muses, ironically I’m sure.



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