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
So, any chance of hearing any more of that ’bad’ guitar? ’Well, the
school has Sundowner evenings, on Thursdays, when the beer’s free ...’