David Schneider's windfall | Comedy star sells his company

David Schneider's windfall

Comedy star sells his company

 Comedy writer, performer and director David Schneider has landed a windfall after the company he founded was sold for an estimated £5million.

That Lot is a creative agency that specialises in online work, producing content for the likes of Channel 4, Intercontinental Hotels, B&Q and Jamie Oliver.

Schneider founded the company in 2014 with writer and social content specialist David Levin and MD David Beresford.  It now employs 67 people, and although the details of the sale to global PR giant Weber Shandwick have not been released, trade website PR Week estimated it to be worth £4million to £6million.

Schneider has just stood down as a company director of That Lot as part of the sale.

Among his TV credits are  The Day Today, I’m Alan Partridge (where he played the fictional BBC commissioning editor, Tony Hayers), and the children’s series Uncle Max, which he also wrote,

He wrote the Radio 4  sitcom Births, Deaths and Marriages, set in a register office, and directed Josh Widdicombe’s self-titled BBC Three sitcom.

Published: 16 Jul 2018

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