Column Eight: Tennant's new lease of life
Thursday 22 October 1992
Morgan Stanley International, the investment bank, reveals that he will become a senior adviser and director after he leaves the drinks giant.
He was recently appointed deputy chairman of Forte and will succeed Lord Carrington as chairman of Christies in May next year. He also holds non-executive directorships at Guardian Royal Exchange and Banque Nationale de Paris.
Like many entrepreneurs Tim Martin, chairman of the budding pub chain J D Wetherspoon, owes at least part of his success to childhood influences. Asked how he had come up with the business's name he said: 'J D Wetherspoon was a teacher at primary school who I thought the least likely person to run a pub. I didn't want to tempt fate, so I named it after him.'
Tomkins, the low-tech maker of revolvers and lawn mowers, swept the board at the Investor Relations Awards bash for 1992. Among others it won the prize for best industrial company. The previous winner of this distinction was, er, British Aerospace.
Trafalgar House obviously has to work a little harder to prove that the departure of Sir Nigel Broackes and Sir Eric Parker - whose strained relations gained almost legendary status - has actually brought a change of culture.
Posing for a photographer yesterday, Alan Clements and Allan Gormly - their successors as chairman and chief executive - were sitting far apart. 'Move closer, please,' instructed the snapper.
Alan Clements has taken Brent Walker by surprise. After being made the new chairman of Trafalgar House, he is resigning his two non-executive directorships at Brent Walker and Guinness Mahon.
'It's the first we've heared of it,' said a Brent Walker spokesman, adding that he had become a bit of a Ross Perot figure because he could not decide whether to stay or go.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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