Diary: All work and no play keeps the neighbours happy

The exclusive Regents Park environs of the London Business School may well soon echo with more than just academic debate.

The exclusive Regents Park environs of the London Business School

may well soon echo with more than just academic debate.



For the new term will see former Fleishman-Hillard comrades Gerry

Griffin and Tony Newton back under the same roof: Griffin already in

situ as the LBS’s communications director and Newton as a fully paid-up

Sloan Masters Fellowship student.



Newton, until recently consultant corporate communications director to

medical devices firm Biocompatibles, goes almost misty-eyed when

recalling the F-H days: ’We used to play very bad guitar together after

staff meetings and avail ourselves of the products of Anheuser-Busch

from the fridge.’



Although, he’s had to take in a lodger to ease his financial passage

through college, Newton says he’s looking forward to returning to such

youthful larks as wearing jeans and cycling to college through the

park.



So, any chance of hearing any more of that ’bad’ guitar? ’Well, the

school has Sundowner evenings, on Thursdays, when the beer’s free ...’



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