News and Views

The Simpson & Marwick staff golf outing took place at Kilspindie in East Lothian on Friday 1st September. Congratulations go to Gregor Rolfe of the Edinburgh office who won the competition with an excellent 44 stableford points. He is now the proud recipient of the Fodd Pot, a trophy with an interesting history. In Victorian times when the firm came into being legend has it that it was originally called Simpson & Marwick & Fodd. No-one now can tell us who Mr Fodd was or what happened to him. There is some suggestion that rather than being a person Fodd might in fact have been some sort of graffiti scrolled on the firm's name plate by a disgruntled pursuer. The pot is also notable because like the original World Cup trophy it went missing in mysterious circumstances only to be rediscovered later on Mike Wood's mantelpiece.

As a postscript to this year's event an application to the Management Board by a partner from the Edinburgh office who shall remain nameless for funds to build a trophy cabinet on the third floor has triggered an internal enquiry. That same partner is Simpson & Marwick's golf match secretary and has responsibility for allocating handicaps to all of the competitors. Given that three of the four leading scores in the competition came from members of his team it was thought that some further inquiry might be merited.