Rabl returns below the line once more for Claydon Heeley

Preston Rabl, the co-founder of WPP, is returning to the communications business to become a non-executive director of the below-the-line specialist, Claydon Heeley.

Preston Rabl, the co-founder of WPP, is returning to the

communications business to become a non-executive director of the

below-the-line specialist, Claydon Heeley.



The decision marks a return to below the line for Rabl, who invested in

WPP with Martin Sorrell in 1985, but stepped down as a director in 1987.

He is also understood to be considering investing in Claydon Heeley with

fellow non-executive director and M&C Saatchi founding partner, Bill

Muirhead. Muirhead became involved in the company quite separately

earlier in the year (Campaign, 21 February) although he and Rabl are

already co-backers in several business ventures.



Claydon Heeley is thought to have attracted the interest of the pair

because of its fast growth since its establishment in 1991. It has

claimed billings for 1996 of pounds 12 million and projected billings

for this year of pounds 14 million. Its client list includes British

Airways, Ford, Unilever and Pepsi.



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