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Chong Huang, Tay (12 of 30) Oral History of Wolff Olins.
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2002-01-25; 2002-03-12; 2002-04-12; 2002-09-12; 2002-09-16; 2002-10-01
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Oral History of Wolff Olins
Wolff Olins offices, London
Chong Huang, Tay, 1952- (speaker, male)
Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)
Part 12: Tape 6 (F10860) Side B: TCH continuing to report to Val Allam for two to three years- On being introduced to the company- Importance of the diary- Brian Boylan being joint MD with David Rivett- Alex explaining that Val Allam, BB, JS and Wally Olins were key people although notes much responsibility was devolved- Mentions working with BB in first six months on DTI job which came to nothing and then on Debenhams at a time they were defending themselves from a Burtons bid- Describes what happened and how the team that involved BB, Ian Hay and Doug Hamilton worked together and where he fitted in organising the graphic aspect- Very impressive production but lost the bid- More on tensions within the design team relating to Ian Hay- WO presenting their project to the shareholders meeting at Debenhams which gave the argument for why they should remain independent- This job marking the end of an unnamed probation- First job working on 3i for a short time- Then working with Wally on Wellcome Biotech- Tells anecdote about Wally on way to client with team and yelling about someone having eaten garlic- TCH's fascination at discovering that the client was usually wrong rather than right if you were working with Wally- Explains clients were made to work hard- Taking over a role on a substantial project with Midland Bank which Wally headed up-