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