Any Other Business - 09/05

Gabriella Griffith

ANYONE debating whether or not new Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye has the energy, or indeed the innovative spirit, to lead Britain’s biggest airport into its next phase can rest assured, he’s got both in bucket loads. It turns out in a previous role as sales managing director at Bass Brewers, Holland-Kaye spearheaded the launch of a new beer-based energy drink called Mojo. Launched back in 2001, the drink was the first to merge the lager and energy drink genres. Sadly, despite huge support from the National Union of Students, the drink didn’t quite make the dint in Red Bull’s share of the market it hoped it would. That’s not to say there won’t be plenty of fizz in Holland-Kaye’s leadership of course...

IF YOU’RE at a loose end this weekend and in the mood for a throwback to the Nuts and Zoo days of the 2000s, get yourself down to Canary Wharf’s 50 Bank Street to watch (and perhaps join) Jodie Marsh abseiling down the building, in aid of the English Federation of Disability Sport, on Sunday. You can sign up to take part on the day. Otherwise, if you fancy supporting a fellow City dweller’s charity endeavours you could sponsor Patron Capital boss Keith Breslauer, who is getting ready to kayak 90 miles across the English channel with the Royal Marines as part of their 1664 challenge, to raise money for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. He sets off around 20 May and admits he’s nervous: “I’m crapping my pants, I’ve never done anything like that distance before.” Watch him training in this snazzy little vid.