Magazine article Management Today

Cameron's Biggest Hit

Magazine article Management Today

Cameron's Biggest Hit

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In his London headquarters in Bedford Square, said by those who labour there to be a place of unmitigated joy and light as the master's regime is a humane one, an unresented blue plaque announces that Cameron Mackintosh flourishes. But the extent to which he flourishes. can be less colourfully but more startlingly determined in the recesses of Companies House, a drab office block in City Road. It is there that Toady's spy network unfolds many a drama worthy perhaps of being put to music by Mr Mackintosh's favoured composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber whose innumerable but, not to everyone, memorable, ditties the unknighted Mackintosh, master of Broadway in addition to the London scene, has unleashed upon the world. From the plain black and white of the 1991 accounts of Cameron Mackintosh Limited it can be elicited that the eponymous proprietor received the highest salary ever paid in Britain, 8,331,557 [pounds], plus odd pence about which neither we, and certainly not he, need trouble ourselves overmuch. This was no less than 250,000 [pounds] more than the previous highest British wedge paid to another paradigm of social wellbeing, the Lloyds broker Bill Brown, who may well be feeling rather out of it as a result (he may console himself that a lower profile in Lloyds is not too much of a disadvantage in the current climate). …

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