Fame at last for Rowland-Hill

Things must be tough down in Bedford Square. It seems that Design Business Association chief executive Ian Rowland-Hill is reduced to begging for cash.

The good news is that he has the full backing of Royal Mail, which is launching the Rowland Hill Fund. It’s even printing stamp books highlighting “a variety of his achievements”. These include the introduction of cheap railway trips to Brighton, and both postal and educational reforms.

The renowned philatelist Sir Rowland Hill, to whom these august achievements should really be credited, is no relation to the DBA head. Our Ian has also been involved in education, however: “I went to school once, but not for long. I was bored stiff,” he reveals.

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