End of an era

The death of Lord Tim Bell can’t pass unremarked, not just because he was ‘Mrs Thatcher’s favourite ad man’ but because he was co-founder of the PR firm Bell Pottinger.

Bell Pottinger, for many years one of the industry’s most successful businesses, was set up by Lord Bell and Piers Pottinger, a distant relative of Eldred Pottinger.

Alas, Lord Bell lived to see the demise and humiliation of Bell Pottinger, though he had been ousted before the final catastrophe and his co-founder Piers Pottinger had also extricated himself before it was too late. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49471054

https://www.ft.com/content/f91828c8-9475-11e7-bdfa-eda243196c2c