PEMBROKE : Ingrams back in the floe

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A three-week cruise in the Antarctic may seem an unlikely tonic for those suffering from winter blues, but it seems to have done the world of good for Chris Ingrams, chairman and chief executive of CIA, the media buying company.

After last year's punishing expansion schedule for his £60m media buying group, buying seven companies in 12 months and nearly doubling group turnover to £285m, the 51-year-old went off to relax amidst the ice floes with his wife, Janet. Yesterday, two weeks after his return, he announced the takeover of a German firm and hinted at more growth. Talking to the penguins must have agreed with him.