Paul Wilson, the chief executive of Brummie law firm Shakespeare Putsman, is obviously making his mark back home in the Midlands after a less-than-stellar time in the Thames Valley with Olswang.
The architect behind the rise and rise of Birmingham set St Philips (prior to his Olswang sojourn) has been named in The Birmingham Post’s Power 50, a list of the most powerful and influential individuals in the West Midlands.
Wilson sneaks in just behind Fyfe Dangerfield, “the charismatic frontman of avant-garde pop group Guillemots, recently named by Sir Paul McCartney as his favourite band”.
Despite the achievement, Wilson seems to have rubbed The Post’s journo up the wrong way, who writes: “[Wilson] gives the impression of being the sort of businessman who is probably admired and despised in equal measure.”
Well, Tulkinghorn always thought he was a good bloke. And Wragge & Co managing partner Quentin Poole doesn’t even get a look in.