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.
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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