This Time He’s Playing for Keeps

Terry Smith’s office is high up on the 37th floor of Tower 42, formerly the NatWest Tower, from where there is a floor to ceiling view over Docklands and out toward Essex, a neck of the woods with which he seems to be associated in the popular mind. The public image of this high profile City figure is that of a pugnacious bruiser, someone with attitude who has made good in the money markets through a series of ballsy deals, and who likes nothing better than a good verbal scrap.