Always keen to set the pace in the Christmas party season, QBO kicked
off this year’s festivities on 1 December with a do in Soho’s Dell’ Ugo.
I caught up with Quentin Bell himself at the bar looking slightly glum
amid all the merriment.
Was it, I wondered, anything to do with the bandage he was sporting on
his finger? An injury apparently caused by shutting his finger in the
door of his safe.
No, he revealed, it was just that he had that afternoon signed the final
papers making him a minority shareholder in the agency he founded, which
is now owned by its other directors including MD Trevor Morris. ‘Oh
well,’ he shrugged, after a moment’s reflection. ‘How about some
champagne at Trevor’s expense?’