Friday, 20 August 2010

Shocking News!

You'll never believe this but Harold Tinworth has been successful in his bid to carry on doing whatever it was he was doing for NCC.

I know! I was as surprised as anyone.

The news was sneaked out in a portfolio decision by Hassan Ahmed, so everything is clearly absolutely above board if he is involved. The decision is nominally one to award a contract for 'Delivery of the Leading Nottingham Transformation Programme' to OPM and that part of it went to open tender. But look closely at the end and you will see there are two elements, the bit for 'senior leadership' which went to OPM and a bit for 'Executive Development' which was awarded to 'Regional and Local Associates' which is Tinworth's stage name, if you will.

It's going to cost us £30k for 25 days work. Maths fans will have already worked that out to be £1200 per day. Another one for the 'nice work if you can get it' file.

Interestingly, there is another portfolio decision for the 'Delivery of the Leading Nottingham Transformation Programme', this time nominally going to a company called La Gente. This also included an element for sending some more cash to one of NCC's old pals Invigor8. I'm sure that this bundling up of decisions is purely about keeping things tidy and in no way is an attempt to hide back-scratching from the casual observer.

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