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Who is Rikki Hunt?
« on: September 16, 2010, 04:30:48 PM »

Administrator Comment First two posts split from a Swindon Regeneration Topic by request - Dougal :)


I found an anouncement about the new "Local Enterprise Partnership".  The document was signed by Rikki Hunt and Rod Bluh among others.

http://www.forwardswindon.co.uk/literature/



Who is Rikki Hunt?
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 10:03:14 PM »
New thread required.

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Re: Who is Rikki Hunt?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 07:37:54 PM »
Thanks, Mart:  That gives me an insight. 
From what you say, this Rikki might be a surprise package. 
Is there a solid relationship between Rikki and local councillors?

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 07:41:09 PM »
Oooh, I'd say about 3 of them have a meaningful relationship based on trust, respect and continued funding for a scheme that is redefining 'slippage'.



Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don’t know what your rights are, or who the person is you’re talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door.

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Re: Who is Rikki Hunt?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 09:56:06 PM »
He's so embed into Swindon Borough Council, i expect he'll soon have is own office in the civic, fitted with bunk beds.

Swindon Commerical Attache?

Commerce Tzar?

I can comfortably predict he will soon invent another company of which he will be CEO no doubt. Probably soemthing to do with unsused wifi equipment recycling?

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Re: Who is Rikki Hunt?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 10:37:21 AM »
He must be very high up in Swindon Council.

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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 01:02:25 PM »
CE in waiting you might think...
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Re: Who is Rikki Hunt?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 01:40:38 PM »
 
CE in waiting you might think...

Funny you should say that because there's a certain amount of high-level briefing against Gavin Jones happening.

Some might say that Gavin's desk is being moved closer to the door and Rikki's footsteps can be heard coming up the back stairs.

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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010, 01:53:57 PM »

CE in waiting you might think...

Funny you should say that because there's a certain amount of high-level briefing against Gavin Jones happening.

Some might say that Gavin's desk is being moved closer to the door and Rikki's footsteps can be heard coming up the back stairs.

Interesting, somehow I can not see Gavin taking that sitting down. That is a hefty salary to protect.

Apparently the CE appointment has to be ratified by full council. I am not sure if RHs influence stretches much beyond the kitchen Cabinet but there is always the Tory whip I suppose.

Oh, and of course, the old chestnut of changing the constitution to fit a purpose is an option for this "means justify the ends" administration.
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2010, 02:39:52 PM »
CE in waiting you might think...

Absolutely not possible. He has had, and still has, too many business interests that would mean a conflict of interest that even those in government could not ignor.

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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2010, 04:07:29 PM »
CE in waiting you might think...

Absolutely not possible. He has had, and still has, too many business interests that would mean a conflict of interest that even those in government could not ignor.

'Conflict of interest' has not bothered the Bluhligans or the scrutiny committee one jot thus far.
 
Apparently the CE appointment has to be ratified by full council. I am not sure if RHs influence stretches much beyond the kitchen Cabinet but there is always the Tory whip I suppose.

The Conservative majority on the council, (a.k.a the 'Rodjects'), has happily rubber-stamped more or less everything placed in front of them. Some of them have stamped with more fervour than others, hence they are now sitting at various troughs and the less fervent have become, to a man and woman, also-rans.  Still, even old nags can kick out unexpectedly now and again.

I wouldn't expect to see Rikki in as full time CE, but these are interesting times and anything is possible with the Bluh idiocracy. I'm not discountingthe possibility of Rikki Hunt part-timing in the big chair. 

At least Dennis Grant is more likely to be in the big house than at Rikkis elbow though, eh?

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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 04:41:15 PM »

CE in waiting you might think...

Funny you should say that because there's a certain amount of high-level briefing against Gavin Jones happening.

Some might say that Gavin's desk is being moved closer to the door and Rikki's footsteps can be heard coming up the back stairs.

Gavin is paid a huge amount of money, but is in an extraordinarily difficult postion. I think, as the most senior officer, he tends to have to deal with all the unpopular stuff while Bluh and co take the credit for the big, successful vanity projects. I'm not sure how anyone could run a successful organisation or company while dealing with the political guano being sprayed from the civic offices and endlessly finding money for the latest vanity project.
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010, 05:29:45 PM »
the back stairs.

while Bluh and co take the credit for the big, successful vanity projects.
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'while Bluh and co take the credit for the big, successful vanity projects.'
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2010, 06:38:59 PM »
Sorry, shouldn't have used the word 'successful'. Ummmm...being twinned with Disneyland? The Big Weekend and the press coverage of WIFI still seems to make them proud.
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2010, 07:11:12 PM »
coming up the back stairs

I have just had a vision of the Rikkster ascending Rodders' back passage.

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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2010, 08:05:50 PM »
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Mart  - Many Thanks for the cv facts,  That's quite a list! 

It seems that someone has been pursuing an ambulance path of interest for some time now.  That is noble, and all for the public good, of course. I have been offered different wording for this activity, as it sems that less-angelic individuals seek to profit from a similarly-phrased occupation. That clearly cannot be the case here - though it ties in neatly with being a cardio consultant.  People who are devoted [to something] and give, give, give, all the time, are to be admired.  I would love t get free stuff.

Chasing after the facts can be tiring - but rewarding.  I feel that I am only just starting to scratch the surface. But I shudder at the thought of going anywhere near its bottom.

Ambulance work is a specialised field, and mouth-to-something resuscitation is just not my bag: That takes a skilled operator, with predilections and propensities that I simply do not have. I never trumpet my voluntary roles or my wonderful work for charity. [In fact, I never mention them].  But, according to your message, others are not too shy to publicly announce that they perform "voluntary rolls".  I can only imagine that's more of a gymnastic exercise - but it could involve handing out bread to the poor.  I simply don't know.  But, "Let them eat . . . well something." That's what I say.

However, questions arise - including:  Is 'Burmah Petroleum' an oil-like business?:  Is SSEP quite a different initiative from NSC/FS, and are its achievements set out anywhere, in a clear-to-understand form [unlike its almost-metaphysically phrased 'aims']?  Are commercial property-development interests always kept carefully separated from publicly-funded statutory functions, such as a local authority's duties under the planning Acts - like determining development applications, for example? 

I'm confused.  There seems to be a tangled pattern, or something, here - but who's at the centre, pulling the strings?  Not someone who hangs around, obviously. 

I was not aware that a thing called 'Forward Swindon' had been around for over 3 years - but is it set to be overtaken by something with another name, like SWLEP, for example?  If so, who's behind that?  Not the same characters, I hope.  A new cast would be welcome [as the man in the ambulance might have said].

I saw a shadowy figure last night, but someone reassured me that I was being tricked, and it was only an 'éminence grise'.  I think that could mean a greasy Eminem [or an M&M], but I'm not sure.  Perhaps other posters could help with the meaning of that.  Is it a 'behind the scenes' thing?

I only wish I could find a pro-active company focused on achieving one primary objective - providing solutions that fulfil all my property needs.

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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2010, 08:12:18 PM »

Interesting, somehow I can not see Gavin taking that sitting down. That is a hefty salary to protect.

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Not with you on this Chris; Gav-the-Rocker's salary is a normal market rate given the budget,headcount etc. He can command a higher pacakage outside the public sector. GTR is not a worried man.

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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2010, 09:51:27 PM »
Z, I was not suggesting that GJ is over paid because I do not know what the market rate is, but the use of the word "hefty" is fair by most people's standards. All I know is that if I was on such a salary I would not let it go without a fight. In fact, I would not let my current considerably lower salary go without a scrap.

Your post made me check the definition of hefty to see if it encompassed excessive. Although it doesn't I particularly liked point 3.

1. Of considerable weight; heavy.
2. Rugged and powerful. See Synonyms at heavy.
3. Informal Of considerable size or amount: a hefty serving of mashed potatoes;


That's a big old plate of spuds for the CE.

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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2010, 10:01:59 PM »
However, questions arise - including:  Is 'Burmah Petroleum' an oil-like business?:  Is SSEP quite a different initiative from NSC/FS, and are its achievements set out anywhere, in a clear-to-understand form [unlike its almost-metaphysically phrased 'aims']?

Answers to those are Yes, yes and no, respectively.

Are commercial property-development interests always kept carefully separated from publicly-funded statutory functions, such as a local authority's duties under the planning Acts - like determining development applications, for example? 

As the council's planning department is separate from any of these quasi-autonomous organisations in which Mr Hunt has a hand, one would hope so.

I was not aware that a thing called 'Forward Swindon' had been around for over 3 years

I think Mr Hunt is being economical and rolling his involvement in The New Swindon Company and Forward Swindon into one.

- but is it set to be overtaken by something with another name, like SWLEP, for example?  If so, who's behind that?  Not the same characters, I hope.

Err... an ironic question I presume. I refer you to the first post in this thread.

I found an anouncement about the new "Local Enterprise Partnership".  The document was signed by Rikki Hunt and Rod Bluh among others.

http://www.forwardswindon.co.uk/literature/


Whilst we're examining Mr Hunt's CV, I note that neither Fuelforce ltd nor petrol express were originally in the Wireless industry. They were both in the petrol distribution business. Their move into the wireless industry seems to have only happened after they ceased to be active companies but, of course, that transition does allow Mr Hunt to claim a rather greater involvement in the wireless communications industry that would otherwise have been the case.

I also note that the CV quoted by Mart is rather selective. The list of Mr Hunt's directorships past and present is somewhat longer
Co. No.Co. NameApp. typeApp. Date
02777296 THE MITCHEMP TRUST Director 12/10/1996
05438803 SWINDON SUPERMARINE LAND LIMITED Director 08/06/2005
05584366 NINE RETAIL LIMITED Director 05/10/2005
04509901 THE NEW SWINDON COMPANY LTD Director 12/07/2007
06990831 DIGITAL CITY (UK) LIMITED Director 15/09/2009
06990825 AVIDITY CONSULTING LIMITED Director 16/09/2009
06990817 CARDIO LIMITED Director 16/09/2009
03391904 LEOPARD PEL LIMITED Director 08/08/1997 01/11/2001
00477257 THAMES RICO SERVICE STATIONS LIMITED Director 28/08/1997 01/11/2001
01027878 THAMES RICO LIMITED Director 28/08/1997 01/11/2001
00053100 SWINDON TOWN FOOTBALL COMPANY LIMITED Director 02/01/1993 25/10/1999
03104384 KESTREL CONSULTING (EDUCATION) LIMITED Director20/09/1995 28/04/2006
03391904 LEOPARD PEL LIMITED Director 08/08/1997 01/11/2001
00477257 THAMES RICO SERVICE STATIONS LIMITED Director 28/08/1997 01/11/2001
01027878 THAMES RICO LIMITED Director 28/08/1997 01/11/2001
04316765 FUELFORCE LIMITED Director22/11/2001 30/04/2005
04316775 FUELFORCE HOLDINGS LIMITED Director22/11/2001 30/04/2005
06381656 ART GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY LTD Director13/12/2007 08/04/2008
02144054 FOSROC TAIWAN LIMITED Director 13/07/1995
01404376 UNITED KINGDOM PETROLEUM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION Director 08/08/1995
01371356 CASTROL INDUSTRIAL LIMITED Director 13/07/1995
00821044 APEX SERVICE STATIONS LIMITED Director 13/07/1995
00761771 FOSECO (RUL) LIMITED Director 13/07/1995
00337507 DUSSEK CAMPBELL (CABLES) LIMITED Director 13/07/1995
00088767 MAJOR AND COMPANY LIMITED Director 13/07/1995
03104302 KESTREL CONSULTING (SERVICES) LIMITED Director 20/09/1995 12/02/2008
03696060 KESTREL CONSULTING (BUSINESS) LIMITED Director 15/01/1999 11/12/2007
04146195 SWINDON JAZZ LIMITED Director 06/03/2001 27/02/2007
04161591 SWINDON RADIO LIMITED Director 30/12/2001 20/02/2007
05531246 HUNT FOR IT LIMITED Director 29/09/2005 16/12/2008
05860840 SMART MOBILE SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED 12/07/2006 02/06/2009
06381655 AVENUE SHELFCO 45 LIMITED Director 13/12/2007 26/01/2010
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