Ticket to deride

The offer of free tickets for TV’s Big Brother would please most staff, reckons Tulkinghorn, but it would seem not for those at Kroll. Simon Appell, a partner at the risk consultancy firm, recently splashed out on four tickets to the reality TV show for his staff at a charity bash, only to be royally pooh-poohed when he told them.

“I thought it was a cool gift,” laments Appell. “Much cooler than the person that bought tickets for Mary Poppins.”