DIARY: It’s not easy to discover you‘re in the minority

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.

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?’



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