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Always one to lend his support to charity, Tulkinghorn recently found himself at a fete run by DJ Freeman to raise money for the Royal Marsden breast cancer campaign. Although the event sported a wide range of stalls and auctions, Tulkinghorn's particular interest focused on the evening's entertainment, starring a number of partners strutting their musical talents on stage.
Head of employment David von Hagen was a hit with his rendition of Mack the Knife, which was perhaps a subtle marketing tool to generate clients considering staff redundancy packages at the moment.
However, Tulkinghorn was particularly looking forward to partners Richard Hopley and David Kendall's version of The Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen. But alas, when the appointed hour arrived, Hopley was nowhere to be seen. Not wishing to disappoint the agitated crowd it was up to chief executive Laurence Harris to save the day. But Harris, not familiar with the Sex Pistols' lyrics, opted instead for Frank Sinatra'sMy Way (or perhaps it was Sid Vicious' version). Let's hope it's not telling of his corporate governance style.
Perhaps Harris is having something of a career crisis - the following week he was spotted serving in the firm's canteen. However, on further investigation, it was revealed that Harris' role in the lunchroom was in aid of the same charity. Apparently DJ Freeman senior partner Toby Greenbury is yet to serve his time as postboy.