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    On a roll at Eurovision

    2022-05-19T00:00:00Z

    Was Armenia’s song contest entry a cry from the heart of generation rent? 

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: payday

    2022-05-19T00:00:00Z

    Friday 20 May 8.30am, Teutonic Room: Managed to get a full house this week using the carrot of going for lunch and not coming back. Wagamama in Holborn, not the Punchbowl in Mayfair. I saw no need to mention the venue. The days of scoffing the £50 set menu and ...

  • Brexit chess pieces
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    This week in… 2015

    2022-05-19T00:00:00Z

    The Queen’s speech included the announcement of a bill paving the way for an in-out referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. The Queen said the government would “renegotiate the UK’s relationship with the EU”.

  • Dining
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    Diner donors dig in

    2022-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Hospitality industry raises £700k for LandAid and StreetSmart campaign.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: the hotlist

    2022-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Soph rings me to say Pastis Communications has not made it into PR Week‘s top 150 list. Hahaha.

  • Crossrail Canary Wharf
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    This week in… 2009

    2022-05-12T00:00:00Z

    The construction of Crossrail formally started on 15 May at the site of the new Canary Wharf station.

  • Vagina Museum
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    Open for business?

    2022-05-05T00:00:00Z

    The world’s only Vagina Museum, in east London, is on the lookout for a new curator.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: the Otherside

    2022-05-05T00:00:00Z

    Friday 6 May, 8.30am, Baltic Room: Easier to herd cats than physically gather Team P on a Friday these days. Young Thruster and Geek Boy are in the room, the other shirkers on Zoom.

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    This week in… 2016

    2022-05-05T00:00:00Z

    Then prime minister David Cameron revealed plans to force foreign companies that owned UK property to reveal their ultimate identities.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: WTAF

    2022-04-28T00:00:00Z

    Soph and I had a WTAF moment this week. At the launch of our workspace provider client’s second building, a guy told us he couldn’t see a problem with the Mail on Sunday’s story about Angela Rayner trying to distract the PM by crossing and uncrossing her legs.

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    A Lidl cashback deal

    2022-04-28T00:00:00Z

    Retailer offers customers generous finder’s fee for identifying store sites.

  • Regents Place
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    This week in… 2002

    2022-04-28T00:00:00Z

    Property Week reported that British Land was close to signing power market regulator Elexon as the first tenant at its new Regent’s Place mixed-use scheme in London.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: back in the building

    2022-04-21T00:00:00Z

    Friday 22nd April, 10am. Eighth-floor boardroom: Section heads meeting. Spittle begins to fly from Mike’s mouth as our esteemed UK boss gathers stride in what began as rant against this year’s intake of “work-shy, entitled, insolent graduates”, before metastasising into blast against what he calls the “Home Eff Work shenanigans”.

  • Tour de France
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    LandAid rides again

    2022-04-21T00:00:00Z

    Entrants sought for first post-pandemic 10k and Tour de France events.

  • WeWork London
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    This week in… 2018

    2022-04-21T00:00:00Z

    WeWork sold $702m of bonds in its first-ever offering, increasing the size of the pot by 40% after finding plenty of investors willing to jump into the office space market.

  • Cyclists
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    Going the distance

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Wharf Financial seeks sponsors for cycle challenge in aid of ChildAid.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: relations, stories and magic

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Soph and I are not particularly old but we do feel very old school when it comes to PR. 

  • Tesco
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    This week in… 2013

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Tesco rocked the retail market by announcing a £804m UK property write-down.

  • PW Cup winners 2019
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    Get the ball rolling

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Charity football tournament, Property Cup, returns after three-year hiatus.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: caught in the middle

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Friday 8th April, Corinthic Room, 9.30am: “Enough! Enough!” I bellow at Charlie Boy, who was spitting far more than feathers at Posh Girl. Charlie is ex-army, ex-Savills, all Force Nine charm with a laugh like an ack-ack gun. Ageing, but with his contacts, still a deadly deal-getter.