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Savills valuation director makes novel move

William Nicoll of Savills describes his debut book as a ‘rollicking good yarn’

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Help in a heartbeat

Charity supported by shopping centres raises funds for children’s health

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LandAid looking for new chair as Liz Peace steps down


Property industry charity LandAid has officially launched the search for a new chair of the board of trustees.


Just the ticket... not

PR ends up in stand-off with bus inspector en route to Mapic in Cannes.

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Big Splash for Dr Who

Regenerated Park Hill scheme fitting location for regenerated Dr Who

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Separated at birth: John Barrowman and Colin Elliot


Metropolis wonders how actor and I’m A Celebrity contestant John Barrowman has time to lead CBRE’s corporate capital markets business when he’s meant to be in the jungle. It turns out the firm’s newly appointed chief finance officer is actually Colin Elliot.

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Separated at birth: Alfonso Ribeiro and Gareth Dominique


Gareth Dominique’s colleagues at property development company Southern Grove reckon he’s the spitting image of recent Strictly Come Dancing guest judge Alfonso Ribeiro, also known as Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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Separated at birth: Andrew Cooper and Ron Perlman


Metropolis isn’t sure whether Andrew Cooper from the London development land team at Savills has ever been described as a ‘Son of Anarchy’ but he does bear a striking resemblance to a young Ron Perlman, star of the Spike TV crime drama series.

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Separated at birth: Danny Dyer and Stephen Wasserman


Metropolis isn’t sure whether EastEnders actor Danny Dyer knows as much about bridging loans as West One Loans MD Stephen Wasserman, who features in our latest PW Perspectives supplement, but the pair certainly share a likeness.

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Separated at birth: Edward Offenbach and Craig Revel-Horwood


Metropolis hopes Colliers’ new London office specialist Edward Offenbach doesn’t deliver feedback to clients in quite the same cutting style as Craig Revel-Horwood but he does share a striking resemblance to the fab-u-lous Strictly Come Dancing judge.

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Agent P: roll on Christmas parties


8.30am, Olympus room: “Roll on the Christmas party,” I say brightly, after delivering the bad news, the worse news and the plain chilling news – the bad news being the imminent appearance of one of GBH’s own in court, charged with sexual harassment against one of our female graduates at ...

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Spin class: Sh! PR


In between drafting a press release and amending (more accurately, rewriting) the chairman’s statement for some September year-end results, I am aghast to read just how unequal the PR workplace is for women.

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