The Confederation of British Industry's Sir Digby Jones swung into action the other day to help out a former partner. The great man winged his way to Dudley in the West Midlands to launch a new firm, Hawkins Hatton. One of the founders, Stephen Garrett, used to be a partner at Edge & Ellison with Jones in a bygone age.
As Sir Digby himself said: "There was something very special about Edge & Ellison in the late 1980s and early 1990s. We built up a real camaraderie, a good spirit. We've gone off to the four winds and all did different things, but there's a bit of a bond there and I'll always help a former partner."
Wonder if he would he have done the same for Hammonds?