My raquet wielding spies at the Holland Park Tennis Club tell me
that a frequent visitor is Jonathan Rush, director of The Communication
Group’s corporate division.
I hear that in an effort to become more athletic Rush has stopped taking
contacts to lunch and is instead challenging them to a game of
His most recent opponent was Peter Pallot, an award winning healthcare
writer for the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail. Rush and Pallot go back
some time and usually chew the fat over lunch at Covent Garden eaterie
However, Rush tells me that tennis is a good opportunity to talk about
clients while working off excess pounds. He is faced with one problem
though: ’ What’s the etiquette - should you let the journalist win?’
Fortunately Rush was saved from this dilemma because, I’m told, Pallot
drubbed him two sets to love.
Rush is encouraging his corporate division colleagues to follow his
’We’re leaner and fitter than our brethren in the political division.
They’re always keen to go out swilling beer with clients,’ he says.