Renowned for doing things differently, specialist media, arts and private clients broker La Playa lived up to its reputation at Christmas.

Rather than cluttering up Backchat's desk with yet another card and "destroying more rainforest", La Playa kindly made a donation to the Friends of Addenbrooke's Hospital, who are trying to raise £25,000 for an obstetrics and gynaecology scanner, on Backchat's behalf. So having done our good deed for the year, Backchat was free to indulge in guilt-free celebration over the Christmas period. Thanks, La Playa!