Don’t bet your Boots on new head of design

The words ‘blood’ and ‘stone’ spring to mind when trying to get design information out of Boots the Chemists’ press office. Little wonder when its chief spokesman thinks the company’s head of design is called John Gladstone.

The right answer, of course, is Jon Turner. Still, last week we could almost excuse them. ‘We’re all focused on the new chief executive [Richard Baker] starting at seven o’clock on Monday morning,’ said the spokesman. Well, he’s been there nearly ten days now. Let’s hope they’re sleeping at nights.

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