Paul Meehan, chief executive of Yorkshire broking giant Smart & Cook, is well-known for his lively sense of humour - and now, it seems, his taste in ties is beginning to win him admirers among the broking community.

And he is keen to reward his followers. One broker excitedly told Bachchat that, having applauded Meehan for a particularly snazzy item of neckwear, he was thrilled to receive the tie in the post days later.

So if you like one of Meehan's ties, let him know. An early birthday present may soon be on its way to you.