NEWS: Former Faulds boss seeks advice about wrongful dismissal

Faulds Advertising is facing legal action for unfair dismissal from its former head of television, Tim Maguire.

Faulds Advertising is facing legal action for unfair dismissal from its

former head of television, Tim Maguire.



Maguire was asked to leave the agency when it was discovered that he had

done a voiceover for a pitch by a rival agency.



The contentious voiceover was for the Union, which was created in

February after a dramatic and acrimonious split with Faulds.



The two rival agencies were both pitching for a Scottish anti-drugs

campaign. When Faulds won the account, the agency was given access to

the pitch material produced by its rivals and instantly recognised

Maguire’s voice.



Before he started out in advertising, Maguire had done voiceovers for

ads and is represented by the London company, Calypso. The Faulds

management did not have a problem with his voiceover work but it is

thought to have felt that, in working for on a rival agency’s pitch,

Maguire was acting against its interests.



However, Maguire was not involved with the pitch in question, and was on

holiday when the row flared up. It is thought that he was given his P45

when he returned to the office. No-one at Faulds was available for

comment as Campaign went to press.



Maguire joined Faulds two-and-a-half years ago and has contributed to

the development of its TV department. He was most notably involved in

the BBC Radio Scotland campaign that won a clutch of awards at D&AD last

year, as well as work for the Scottish Tourist Board.



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