DIARY: Valin is back and launching into Cyberspace

Reg Valin, co-founder and chairman of the Valin Pollen Group - the publicly quoted financial communications firm which collapsed in 1990 - is back, or so says Sunday Business. But as Valin tells me ‘I’d never quite gone away’.

Reg Valin, co-founder and chairman of the Valin Pollen Group - the

publicly quoted financial communications firm which collapsed in 1990 -

is back, or so says Sunday Business. But as Valin tells me ‘I’d never

quite gone away’.



Indeed he is proof that there is life after PR death - after

disappearing from the scene, Valin was reborn as a ‘business angel’,

offering advice for business start-ups. ‘Having run Valin Pollen I have

a feel for the realities of life,’ says Valin from his office - actually

his apartment in Kensington. He is now working on the UK’s first daily

sports paper Sports First as a ‘management consultant’ to publisher

Keith Young and has been lending a hand in the charity sector through

Business Wise - a training scheme for underprivileged youth. He has also

invested in Cyberspace in the Spider Cafe on Portobello Road. Musing

over the past, he says he turned down several offers to start another

agency. ‘I needed to withdraw from the public gaze’, he says.



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