In reference to your article “Upwardly Mobile” profiling Simon Esberger (MW September 11), we would like to respond as the remaining members of his direct management team (ex-Mercury Com- munications).
Despite your descriptions of him, clearly based on one or two disgruntled ex-employees, we found his management style to be balanced and fair while his personality greatly enhanced his team’s successes.
His style ensures focus and energy and while being good at the “overview” he was also a master of detail. This is in stark contrast to the negative way that his qualities and talents were described in this article.
We are not surprised at his success and should you wish input to future articles we would welcome involvement.
S Malone, C Carroll, D Flinter ex-Mercury Communications management
We spoke to many more than “one or two” disgruntled ex-employees in researching the profile, including friends. The profile is a balanced reflection of all those views – Editor.