Two of the beautiful people of the PR industry, Text 100 associate
director Stuart Handley and Institute of Directors head of PR Judy
Osborn are to tie the knot next year.
But the two only ended up together because of the machinations of Clive
’Cupid’ Armitage, MD of Bite Communications.
The meeting came at Armitage’s 30th birthday last February. Handley, an
ex-colleague of Armitage’s from his time at Text, was at the party and
was introduced to Osborn.
The two met but Osborn, who was accompanied by IoD colleague Victoria
Wotton, admits she was a bit the worse for wear. Armitage later phoned
Handley and convinced him to invite the lady out for a drink. He also
called Osborn and told her that Handley thought she was gorgeous. ’They
needed encouragement,’ he tells me.
The couple will wed next year. ’I was looking for some payback,’ crows
Armitage. But ex-Text 100 colleague Handley may have the last laugh.
Armitage will be an usher at the nuptials and to kick off events at the
reception, Handley is proposing that all his ushers perform a Take That