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Re: He's back!
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2014, 09:56:49 AM »
Scratch that, just put a pdf reader on my Nexus.

On the basis of the report I wouldn't enagage the services of Christine Pratt for anything other than a spot of general cleaning but even, (as I would with any contractor), then I'd make sure anything confidential.was locked away securely.

Would you engage her Muggins?

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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2014, 10:21:21 AM »
No, because I know what all that report means, but not many, especially those in dire straits and all the emotional fallout from bullying,  would take into account.

The 'victims' would probably not analyse who they were, they would just want help and want it NOW.

The Org is still functioning, using a NCVO number -  National Council for Voluntary Organisations membership number. http://www.ncvo.org.uk/
That means nothing really, I have three group memberships to that and never once thought to use them as a 'reference', come to think of it, never seen or noticed any other org use it either.  It doesn't give you any more power or any more cover.  Not a bad thing to belong to though, good at letting you know what's what in how to run your org and does a bit of lobbying on our behalf too, sells useful publications etc. The helpline does call itself a voluntary org?

We've often had to refer to the Charity Commission web page to sort out what 'rules' apply to unregistered voluntary orgs, as they are to all intents and purposes also 'charitable'. 7F's group is one such. So if you are running a decent org you would still run it on charitable rules. If you reach a certain balance you are required, by law, to register. The document that matters is your Constitution or Memorandum and articles if you are a registered company too. 

It's a bit dodgy falling between being a company and a charity, as those involved with the 'Red Brick project' some time ago, found out.  I doubt I would be able to find anything about that online it was so long ago, but it ended up a terrible mess and a local 'enquiry' had to be held to find out how things went so wrong with it. That was much the same SBC department, Cllrs, social services etc. being involved with a group - worthy though it as it was neither registered charity nor company.  That to me as the only thing wrong with it, no higher authority keeping an eye on it, no proper records being kept - but plenty of charitable work being done. either way you need to be one or the other or both together. To maintain any credibility you should have somewhere, meetings, minutes AGMs's,,  to show you run your business and spent donations wisely, properly.

I have a copy somewhere. Even I and other from the then community association had two interviews with the police and we were nothing to do with it!  Bit frightening I can tell you, I like my police on the other side of the table telling me what they are up to, not the other way around.

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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2014, 12:05:16 PM »
Good work Muggins.

Some of Rikki's new crew seem to have a trail of dissolved companies behind them. They include yet another "Mind Mapper" and someone who is a "NLP Master and Trainer of Trainers". Impressive?

NLP, an American form of Business  Bull**it. = "Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the study of human excellence. By applying the principles of NLP you can model yourself on talented people in order to replicate their success."

Snake 0il anyone? Get yer Snake Oil 'ere!   :spin:
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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2014, 02:03:56 PM »
Or try another of the "Associates"   for your Snake Oil.


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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2014, 03:24:57 PM »
Do the people behind TotalSwindon know nothing about what goes in Swindon, I can't think of any other reason why they'd give this man column inches?  Maybe it is just a reflection of just how little some people in Swindon know about what's happening here.

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« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2014, 03:52:45 PM »
Total Swindon are an advertising company so they took someone's money and and gave Rikki Hunt Associates a good write up.

http://www.totalswindon.com/advertising/

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We're no cheap imitation, and with over 25,000 mail-out registrants, shed loads of innovative content, massive social media following and interaction, plus a rigorous marketing strategy already in place, we’re making Swindon stand up and take notice.



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I suppose the above counts as free advertising as well but most of us know how good these promises really are.
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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2014, 07:14:19 PM »
If I was writing a satirical bit of blurb to rip the doodads out of these type of organisations it would be very like that.

That said I dare say calling now would indeed 'Change your Future'.

I don't think I could carry anything like this off without giggling
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« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2014, 07:50:42 PM »
NLP, an American form of Business  Bull**it. = "Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the study of human excellence. By applying the principles of NLP you can model yourself on talented people in order to replicate their success."

If Rikki is into NLP that goes a long way to explaining why Digital City was a failure.

NLP seems to involve a lot of positive thinking and ignoring anything negative. If you have an obviously awful idea, but visualise success then everything will turn out fine. Anyone who points out that your idea is fecking ridiculous is a negative influence and must be ignored.

I am aware of several SBC staff who have adopted this 'head in the sand' management style.

This idea that you can 'model yourself on talented people in order to replicate their success' is all well and good. The majority of multi-millionaires are positive thinking risk takers. What they forget to tell you is that the majority of bankrupts are also positive thinking risk takers. The bankrupts out number the millionaires, but the NLP'ers conveniently ignore the failures.

The business world seems to love this type of bullshit, but I wonder if any of these NLP'ers needed heart surgery would they want it performed by a 'talented person' or would they take a risk with someone who 'models themselves on a talented person'.

To Rikki, the wifi fiasco was a necessary step on his journey towards future success. To the taxpayer, it is £400,000 that we will never see again.

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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2014, 12:34:59 PM »
If I was writing a satirical bit of blurb to rip the doodads out of these type of organisations it would be very like that.

That said I dare say calling now would indeed 'Change your Future'.

I don't think I could carry anything like this off without giggling

Same as that although I'd be tempted to use a more honest approach, e.g, "Listen....just give me some money and then write me a stonking testimonial because I know you're a mug, you know you're a mug, but you really don't want anyone else to know that you're not just a mug, you're a gullible mug with a penchant for having your ego stroked at someone elses expense"

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« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2014, 02:47:00 PM »
I don't know if I should have, but I sent an email to that email address and asked if he was still a registered bankrupt person,
but I didn't get any reply !!!

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« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2014, 05:52:59 PM »
I think that was a very fair question Tel and one of several that, perhaps people who may invest money with others, should ask more often.

i.e. 1.  Have you or any of your senior staff every been bankrupt.
2. Can we please meet at your Companies Registered Office.
3.  Please introduce me to three companies, like mine, who you have helped to succeed, with a view to my senior staff meeting theirs at their premises.

I think that just those 3 questions would stop most scams. That's without even wearing out your Google earth programme or making a few phone calls to see who rents an office for a day, or whose company is registered at a terraced house or even uses the same address as a hundred other companies at a solicitor or accountants premises.



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Re: He's back!
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2014, 09:51:40 AM »

Is an update available yet?

I'm sure that by now Wiltshire's finest sleuths will have waded through the usual self-aggrandising mush and taken a good hard look behind the curtain - so what, in your opinion(s) is this years scheme and who is the mark target victime potential investor(s) ?

*Naturally if it's too soon to say with certainty, or is saying anything will hinder ongoing investigations, then posting an appropriate smiley will be sufficient :)

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« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2014, 10:33:20 AM »

Is an update available yet?

I'm sure that by now Wiltshire's finest sleuths will have waded through the usual self-aggrandising mush and taken a good hard look behind the curtain - so what, in your opinion(s) is this years scheme and who is the mark target victime potential investor(s) ?

*Naturally if it's too soon to say with certainty, or is saying anything will hinder ongoing investigations, then posting an appropriate smiley will be sufficient :)

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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2014, 04:52:16 PM »
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« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2014, 10:26:51 PM »
At the scrutiny meeting tonight, Mr Perkins said that the man who he called a'polish man', and who bought the oasis deal for a £1, had never been in talks with the council, nobody from the council had ever met him and nobody knew how to contact him, and yet they 'do' business with 'him'. the mind boggles....

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« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2014, 09:01:09 AM »
If he really did refer to someone as that, do you get the impression that he's refer to me as 'that big bird' or something even less gentlemanly?

Why is he referring to people by their nationality - if he can't remember peoples names or positions then could he not refer to them as something less ???????  rude??    If it's true then he needs a blessed lesson in good manners and political correctness - oh yes, that is good manners. 
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