Occupy LSX has officially announced today that it has been registered as a PLC, and will start trading shares from Monday.
The move comes as the protest company has been given until the new year to leave the site they have been occupying outside St. Paul's cathedral. "The move has given us the opportunity to start tours around the campsite" Tina Rothery, CEO of Occupy LSX (PLC) told us. "We noticed that we were slowly becoming a bit of tourist attraction. At 20 pounds per person per tour, we have the potential to make one hell of a profit."
"But it won't stop there" she continued. " We now have exclusive rights to the Occupy Brand. All the other Occupy protest camps will have to either start paying us a franchise fee or get shut down"
In a move that has been received with a degree of cynicism, the company have began recruiting the members of the board. Following his surprise resignation on Monday, Occupy LSX (PLC) have appointed the Dean, the Right Reverend Graeme Knowles in to the position of Marketing Director.
"He knows this area like the back of his hand" Ms Rothery told us. "and we believe he has contacts in some very high places". The former clergy man told us of his excitement in his new role. "I can understand why people are uncomfortable with my decision to accept this position. Some say I have spent my life walking with God and now I am dancing with the Devil, but it was either him or appear on Strictly"
"But I do have some great plans for Occupy LSX (PLC). We have a brand that crosses over many sectors. Merchandise, a book deal and Hollywood film rights for our story are just some the ways intend to exploit our anti-capitalist image. This time next year we will be millionaires"
Ms Rothery was keen to bring the subject back to the present when asked about the tours of the site. "It will be an access all areas, no holes barred tour of the site" she explained. "The only places off limits are the areas that we sleep. My Mum has said that many people will ruin the carpet on the stairs"