Post-recession tremors may still be curbing excesses in London PR
circles but, further north, the resolve to party goes on unfettered.
On telephoning York-based Jennings Nicholson Associates I was surprised
to pick up a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday. I was further intrigued
to hear someone receiving ‘the bumps’. Curious as to whether the victim
was a particularly forgiving client or just an unfortunate employee, I
broached the subject with principal David Nicholson.
Visions of office bacchanals were sadly dashed when Nicholson revealed
the revelry actually marked his six-year-old daughter Lucy’s birthday
and that the office phones had been diverted to his home.
A party line, no doubt.
Edited by Rebecca Dowman