They work in the same office all day, spend an hour talking on the
phone in the evening, and go shopping together at the weekends. And
sisters Eileen Cannon and Catherine Foster claim they never get sick of
Running the newly relaunched Foster Cannon (formerly Group Four
Marketing) together is something they instinctively knew was the right
thing to do.
Cannon had been running the firm for two years before they bought it
last July - the first time the sisters have worked together.
’We are practically telepathic,’ says Cannon. Foster agrees that they
have an uncanny ability to pick up where the other left off.
’There’s no tension or conflict,’ says Foster. ’We’re not competitive so
people can’t play us off each other.’
Staff say the sisters are very different and live up to their names.
Cannon is described as the ’gut reaction’ one, who fires off at a target
with all cannisters. Foster is the logical one who ’fosters’
Foster claims clients seem to be intrigued by the sisters’ relationship,
and some people are wary of it. ’It does tend to be a bit non-stop,’
says Foster. She describes the husbands as being driven ’slightly
potty’, but says in the close knit family they come from all the
brothers-in-law get on too.