Kevin Lavery - Chief Executive ? - Cornwall Council OR SERCOrnwall SERCOuncil ?

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HaroldHake
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Post by HaroldHake » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:46 pm

The essential question here is how was the salary actually decided? By whom? The whole Council?

In fact the new CE is on record as saying that he will be asking Deloitte's to monitor procedures implementing the Unitary Authority-so £200k is just the start of the bill you will soon be asked to share and pick up.

In addition,it seems a curious time to be extolling the benfits of international financial capitalism. To suggest that we question the public responsibility of companies like SERCO and promote local democracy to defend working conditions, employment, pensions and health provision sounds a better strategy than to "sell the next few generations" to countries which have, so recently, helped finance the sub-prime mortgage market crisis.



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Post by Rosko » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:18 am


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£200k is a perfectly reasonable salary for a CE of an organisation spending 1 billion a year.


It's a public body - and not a very efficient one at that - for an area having one of W.Europe's lowest GDP/capita. By your arguument, the US President should be paid a salary of billions of pounds and even the PM of Britain (who gets paid less btw) should be on a salary 100 times higher...


In fact, equivalent salries for CE of organisations of this financial size in the private sector would be well over £500k.


Doesn't follow... If the only criteria you think relevant is budget size, then I give up...


I would have thought it preferable to have someone with private business experience, rather than some career civil servant.


I agree; doesn't justify his salary level, in this instance.


Just because cornish people oft get paid peanuts doesn't mean that the largest spending orgnaisation in cornwall should be run by a monkey.


Just because the new civil servant in charge can impress a few naive politicians, doesn't mean he should command an unrealistic wage, in these circumstances.


It appears that the cornish movement is ravaged by 1960s type socialist thought, capitalism is here to stay even if the governments of the west have to sell the next few generations to china and india to protect it.

Cornish workers alliance anyone? KSWP?



I'm sorry, but you're off an extreme international left-right ideological rant again.
Capitalism; hmmm interesting word, oft used and even more often abused in current economic climate.
Capitalism is about private ownership and consumer freedom; nowhere does it mention, greed, corruption, embezzlement, bad practice, etc... You can see where I'm going here.
I fully support the principles of capitalism, but not one wich allows one idiot to s*** all over his friends and family, ie. his community. In this case ('credit crunch'), the global community.
As for China and India, well, how long have you got?!
I'm a bit concerned that your rather extreme politico-economic views of the business world, somewhat taint your views of much of the Cornish nationalist movement... :-?

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Post by TeamKernow » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:02 pm

Unravel The Mysteries Of Planning Decision Taking In The Duchy Of Cornwall
April - June 2009
HERE

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Post by TeamKernow » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:27 pm

SERCOup SERCOrnwall cont...

'Peninsula Enterprise names CEO

November 27th, 2008

Serco has confirmed that Adam Chambers, the senior director responsible for the successful transformation of Business Link services in Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Enterprise.

A senior executive from Serco’s economic development business unit, Chambers has been the architect behind the new Business Link service arrangements since the South West of England Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) confirmed the appointment of Serco as the new provider of services in April 2007. Peninsula Enterprise was established by Serco when it merged the organisations Business Link Somerset and Business Link Devon and Cornwell, to create a single service across the three counties.

Jerry Benson, head of Serco’s business support activities said: “Adam’s drive and commitment to re-shaping the Business Link service has been evident in the ongoing consultations he and his team have held with partners and stakeholders, as well as the focus he has placed on developing greater front-line support for local business communities and new enterprises right across the region.”

In a wide ranging career that has included leadership roles in a number of science, innovation and technology-led businesses, Chambers says he recognises the importance of ensuring that businesses are able to access the right advice and guidance in a way that best suits their needs.

Outlining his vision for Peninsula Enterprise he explained: “Having transformed the service and achieved a strong performance this year, we are well-placed and prepared to meet the challenge in 2009. Through our new local outreach centres and greater partnership working, we are able to reach even greater numbers of businesses in every corner of the region.

“Our principle aim is to support businesses through the current tough operating environment and we are offering personalised support from qualified experts to help identify and avoid potential issues during the present economic uncertainty. This ‘Health check’ will help businesses manage and fulfil their potential for growth and ensure that any problems can be addressed early.” '



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Post by Marhak » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:33 pm

You might have noticed that Lavery is one of several high-ranking officers (from elsewhere) employed by Cornwall Council that prefer to live well outside Cornwall and are ripping us off with the expenses they're claiming because of this. We, as susual, will just sit here and take it.

I also hear that several suitably qualified Cornish people applied for these same jobs and got ignored. New Council. Same old institutional racism.









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Post by TeamKernow » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:02 pm

Kevin's SERCO Funded Merc:

Wasteminster Plant Chief Executive Parked At The Cornish Parliament Building,2009.

Naff Limo Numberplate Decode:

K - Kevin
L - Lavery
S - SERCO

Offer him a pint and a ride on your mare,marhak...in return for learning he's not in Engerland when visiting Cornwall.



edited by: TeamKernow, Apr 21, 2009 - 07:27 PM

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Post by TeamKernow » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:15 pm

SERCOLOGNE Kevin Still Speaks For SERCO

Shurely Shome Mishtake...



edited by: TeamKernow, Apr 20, 2009 - 06:17 PM

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Post by Marhak » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:28 am

He'd have to enter the spirit world to ride my mare, TK. She died on November 1st.

Paddy, he of the avatar, is most definitely not a mare. Nor is Shogun.

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Post by TeamKernow » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:02 am


marhak said:
He'd have to enter the spirit world to ride my mare, TK.

Hmmm...

marhak said:
She died on November 1st.

Yes. A very sad day. TK apologise for the gender slip.

marhak said:
Paddy, he of the avatar, is most definitely not a mare. Nor is Shogun.

Perhaps a perky windswept moorland ride on Paddy or Shogun in return for some marhak styley tuition in matters Kernewek would help blow Kevin's indoorsy cobwebs away and also help develop and expand his sense of place, loyalty and respect.

A ride on a magical vehicle like this

is surely far superior to being cooped up in this

on those long publicly funded carbon clodhopper commutes to
Kevin's work-place in a different country.


It's looking a little wan...

Contact Kevin: klavery@cornwall.gov.uk



edited by: TeamKernow, Apr 21, 2009 - 07:33 PM

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Post by TeamKernow » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:04 pm

Public Interest Public Servant Bullsmit Alert!

Kevin Lavery Quote:

"We also need to set an example in tackling climate change by taking a lead in developing alternative technologies and developing a low carbon economy."

Kevin's Carbon Clodhopper:


WhatGreenCar?
'Mercedes CLS320 Rating:60
Scale: 0 greenest to 100 most polluting

Emissions:
215g/km CO2
Vehicle tail pipe emissions only

Fuel consumption:
24.9mpg Miles per gallon (combined)
Metric: 8.1 litre/100km

Fuel cost per mile
16.2p/mile'



edited by: TeamKernow, Apr 28, 2009 - 02:05 PM


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