Monday, January 14, 2008

ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE: ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!! THE CAPITAL OF CULTURE GRAVY TRAIN!!!!!!


Below is the Official Register of Gifts, Hospitality and other favours offered by Capital of Culture, 2004-6.

The list shows the:
  1. name of the recipient

  2. date

  3. nature of hospitality offered

  4. the reason why it was offered.
Most of the offers were made by CoC staff - we have removed their names - on the orders of The Harbarrowboy et al. We have kept the names of people whose requests for hospitality etc, were unusual.

Unfortunately, the Register does not include the total cost to council taxpayers of the gifts, hospitality and other favours which were doled out.

(Perhaps someone with time on his/her hands will draw up a league table of the Freebie Champions?eds) On an initial examination however, solicitors Hill Dickinson and Radio City appear to be neck and neck.

Of course, this Register does not include figures for 2007. Perhaps someone should ask for that? NB: ALCB is the Alliance and Leicester.
Radio City x 6
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 25/3/05
sponsorship benefit

Hill Dickinson x 20
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 25/3/05
sponsorship benefit

United Utilities x6
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 25/3/05
sponsorship benefit

Martin Joyce - enterprise
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 25/3/05
hospitality

Tim Crutchley - Finch
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 25/3/05
hospitality

Bill Sutton - Alliance & Leicester
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 25/3/05
hospitality

Chris Waring - Littlewoods x4
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 25/3/05
hospitality

Radio City x 6
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 8/4/05
sponsorship benefit
United Utilities x6
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 8/4/05
sponsorship benefit

Hill Dickinson x 6
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 8/4/05
sponsorship benefit

Lucy Marsh, Jaguar
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 8/4/05
hospitality
Damien Farrell, Marriott Hotels
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 8/4/05
hospitality

Tom Cassidey, LFC
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 8/4/05
hospitality

Maxine Martin x4
15 March 2005
invited by John Turner
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 8/4/05
hospitality
Hugh Woollacote x3
15 March 2005
invited by John Turner
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 8/4/06
hospitality

Littlewoods - Philip Han & guest
15 March 2005
VIP tickets to 4 nations boxing event - 8/4/07
hospitality

United Utilities x2
02 May 2005
Opening event for World Museum Liverpool - 11/5/05
sponsorship benefit
Radio City x2
02 May 2005
Opening event for World Museum Liverpool - 11/5/05
sponsorship benefit

Hill Dickinson x2
02 May 2005
Opening event for World Museum Liverpool - 11/5/05
sponsorship benefit

United Utilities
16 May 2005
tickets to Tranmere Rovers play off semi-final
sponsorship benefit

Radio City
16 May 2005
tickets to Tranmere Rovers play off semi-final - 10/5/05
sponsorship benefit

Enterprise
16 May 2005
tickets to Tranmere Rovers play off semi-final - 10/5/05
sponsorship benefit

Hill Dickinson
16 May 2005
tickets to Tranmere Rovers play off semi-final - 10/5/05
sponsorship benefit

Radio City x4
12 May 2005
High Society tickets - Liverpool Empire - 11/5/05
sponsorship benefit

Hill Dickinson
08 June 2005
International Tennis tournament - table of 12
sponsorship benefit

carolyn roberson (Hill Dickinson)
8-12th June
International Tennis tournament - VIP passes for each day
additional benefit requested

United Utilities
09 June 2005
International Tennis tournament - table of 12
sponsorship benefit

Michael Quinlan, Sayers
10 June 2005
invited by chris green
invitation to International Tennis tournament
hospitality
NWDA
10 June 2005
invited by chris green
invitation to International Tennis tournament
sponsorship benefit

Tony Wilson, Hill Dickinson
10 June 2005
invited by chris green
invitation to International Tennis tournament
hospitality/sponsorship benefit

2x Hill Dickinson
12 July 2005
2x additional tickets for final day
sponsorship benefit
Enterprise
11 June 2005
6 tickets to international tennis tournament
sponsorship benefit
ALCB
11 June 2005
6 tickets to internationsl tennis tournament
sponsorship benefit
Hill Dickinson
10-12/6/05
3 dbls to Mersey River Festival launch & 10 single invites to swing concert
sponsorship benefit
United Utilities
10-12/6/05
3 dbls to Mersey River Festival launch & 10 single invites to swing concert
sponsorship benefit
Radio City
10-12/6/05
3 dbls to Mersey River Festival launch & 10 single invites to swing concert
sponsorship benefit
Enterprise
10-12/6/05
3 dbls to Mersey River Festival launch & 10 single invites to swing concert
sponsorship benefit
NWDA
10-12/6/05
3 dbls to Mersey River Festival launch & 10 single invites to swing concert
sponsorship benefit
ALCB
10-12/6/05
3 dbls to Mersey River Festival launch & 10 single invites to swing concert
sponsorship benefit
Hill Dickinson
16 & 17th July
20 hospitality lounge passes for HUB
sponsorship benefit

United Utilities
16 & 17th July
20 hospitality lounge passes for HUB
sponsorship benefit
Radio City
16 & 17th July
20 hospitality lounge passes for HUB
sponsorship benefit
Enterprise
16 & 17th July
20 hospitality lounge passes for HUB
sponsorship benefit
NWDA
16 & 17th July
20 hospitality lounge passes for HUB
sponsorship benefit
ALCB
16 & 17th July
20 hospitality lounge passes for HUB
sponsorship benefit
Hill Dickinson
29 June 2005
2 x VIP tickets to Summer Pops
sponsorship benefit

Hill Dickinson
12 July 2005
invited by chris green
2 x VIP tickets to Summer Pops
sponsorship benefit
United Utilties
29 June 2005
invited by chris green
2 x VIP tickets to Summer Pops
sponsorship benefit
United Utilities
30 June 2005
2 x VIP tickets to Summer Pops
sponsorship benefit
Radio City
04 July 2005
4 x VIP tickets to Summer Pops
sponsorship benefit
Enterprise
30 June 2005
4 x VIP tickets to Summer Pops
sponsorship benefit

ALCB
12 July 2005
4 x VIP tickets to Summer Pops
sponsorship benefit
Hill Dickinson
20 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - England V Canada
sponsorship benefit

United Utilties
20 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - England V Canada
sponsorship benefit
Radio City
20 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - England V Canada
sponsorship benefit

Enterprise
20 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - England V Canada
sponsorship benefit

NWDA
20 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - England V Canada
sponsorship benefit
ALCB
20 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - England V Canada
sponsorship benefit
Hill Dickinson
29 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - multi-nations
sponsorship benefit
United Utilties
29 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - multi-nations
sponsorship benefit
Radio City
29 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - multi-nations
sponsorship benefit
Enterprise
29 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - multi-nations
sponsorship benefit
NWDA
29 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - multi-nations
sponsorship benefit
ALCB
29 July 2005
6 x tickets boxing - multi-nations
sponsorship benefit
Hill Dickinson
20 & 21 Aug 2005
10 tickets - Honda Racing
sponsorship benefit

United Utilties
20 & 21 Aug 2005
10 tickets - Honda Racing
sponsorship benefit

Radio City
20 & 21 Aug 2005
10 tickets - Honda Racing
sponsorship benefit

Enterprise
20 & 21 Aug 2005
10 tickets - Honda Racing
sponsorship benefit

NWDA
20 & 21 Aug 2005
10 tickets - Honda Racing
sponsorship benefit

ALCB
20 & 21 Aug 2005
10 tickets - Honda Racing
sponsorship benefit
United Utilties
23 August 2005
x4 Empire tickets, Beauty & the beast
sponsorship benefit

Hill Dickinson
23 August 2005
x 4 Empire tickets, Beauty & the beast
sponsorship benefit

Hill Dickinson
27 - 29th August 2005
10 tickets - mathew street festival
sponsorship benefit
United Utilties
27 - 29th August 2005
10 tickets - mathew street festival
sponsorship benefit

Radio City
27 - 29th August 2005
10 tickets - mathew street festival
sponsorship benefit

Enterprise
27 - 29th August 2005
10 tickets - mathew street festival
sponsorship benefit

NWDA
27 - 29th August 2005
10 tickets - mathew street festival
sponsorship benefit

ALCB
27 - 29th August 2005
10 tickets - mathew street festival
sponsorship benefit

Hill Dickinson
16 September 2005
10 tickets - city of light
sponsorship benefit
United Utilties
16 September 2005
10 tickets - city of light
sponsorship benefit

Radio City
16 September 2005
10 tickets - city of light
sponsorship benefit

Enterprise
16 September 2005
10 tickets - city of light
sponsorship benefit

NWDA
16 September 2005
10 tickets - city of light
sponsorship benefit

ALCB
16 September 2005
10 tickets - city of light
sponsorship benefit

Hill Dickinson
18 September 2005
16 tickets to start of Clipper
sponsorship benefit

United Utilties
18 September 2005
16 tickets to start of Clipper
sponsorship benefit

Radio City
18 September 2005
16 tickets to start of Clipper
sponsorship benefit

Enterprise
18 September 2005
16 tickets to start of Clipper
sponsorship benefit

NWDA
18 September 2005
16 tickets to start of Clipper
sponsorship benefit

ALCB
18 September 2005
16 tickets to start of Clipper
sponsorship benefit

Enterprise
27 September 2005
4 x empire tickets for Jungle Book
sponsorship benefit


Radio City
27 September 2005
4 x empire tickets for Jungle Book
sponsorship benefit


Hill Dickinson
29 September 2005
6 tickets to Nelson Dinner
additional sponsorship benefit


Hill Dickinson
04/10/2006
2 x empire tickets for Grease
sponsorship benefit


United Utilties
04/10/2005
2 x empire tickets for Grease
sponsorship benefit


Radio City
04/10/2005
2 x empire tickets for Grease
sponsorship benefit


United Utilties
04/10/2005
2 x empire tickets for Grease
sponsorship benefit


Hill Dickinson
18 October 2005
4 x boxing tickets - world junior finals (plus additional 2)
sponsorship benefit


United Utilties
18 October 2005
4 x boxing tickets - world junior finals (plus additional 2)
sponsorship benefit


Radio City
18 October 2005
4 x boxing tickets - world junior finals (plus additional 2)
sponsorship benefit


Enterprise
18 October 2005
4 x boxing tickets - world junior finals (plus additional 2)
sponsorship benefit


NWDA
18 October 2005
4 x boxing tickets - wrold junior finals
sponsorship benefit

ALCB
18 October 2005
4 x boxing tickets - world junior finals (plus additional 2)
sponsorship benefit


Hill Dickinson
05 November 2005
20 x tickets for fireworks
sponsorship benefit


United Utilties
05 November 2005
20 x tickets for fireworks
sponsorship benefit


Radio City
05 November 2005
20 x tickets for fireworks
sponsorship benefit


Enterprise
05 November 2005
20 x tickets for fireworks
sponsorship benefit


NWDA
05 November 2005
20 x tickets for fireworks
sponsorship benefit


ALCB
05 November 2005
20 x tickets for fireworks* requested additional 20 (TBC)
sponsorship benefit


Hill Dickinson
29th November 2005
6 tickets - Empire (Sleeping Beauty)
sponsorship benefit


ALCB
21st December 2006
4 tickets - Empire (Cinderella)
sponsorship benefit

HD, UU, RC, Ent, NWDA, ALCB, sayers
27 January 2006
Sports strategy launch
sponsorship benefit


HD, UU, RC, Ent, ALCB
30 January 2006
Liverpool performs launch
sponsorship benefit


NWDA
30 January 2006
Liverpool performs launch
sponsorship benefit


sayers
30 January 2006
Liverpool performs launch
sponsorship benefit


sayers
30th January 2006
6 tickets Liverpool empire (Nutcracker)
sponsorship benefit


United Utilties
16th February 2006
6 tickets Liverpool Empire (Scrooge)
sponsorship benefit


ALCB
21st February 2006
6 tickets Liverpool Empire (My Fair Lady)
sponsorship benefit


Stay posted for more interesting figures....

14 comments:

Jase said...

Nice Perks if YOU can get them!!

Radiorogerside said...

Glad to see I am not listed...was a bit worried for a moment. Don't forget now its '2008 Capital of Collateral' my fees have increased substantially, as Warren keeps reminding its called 'sustainable growth' I am in a situation, just like the police, (dont forget boys I will compere all your presentations at last years prices...nudge ..nudge) I cannot go on holiday this year, in case I miss out on a nice little earner.

larry said...

what have they given in return tho?

bald eagle said...

Hill dickinson have been unofficially representing harboro haven't they?

Anonymous said...

Where has all the money gone they must publish accounts form the culture company it is a limited company after all can we not secure their end of year accounts for the past three years?

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Sayers said...

Well, we gave Jase a lot of our famous pies...

Anonymous said...

Soooo many boxing tickets !!
Now then what happened here?
Let me see Jase paid loads of public money in "Sponsorship" to the boxing orgnanisers so they would put the 08 logo on stuff.
Ok but why bother?
Well let me see now who is heavily involved in boxing?
None other than the old Rottwieler himself Mceilhinney.

So Jase supported the Rottwieler in his pet project with our money and used it to smooze his mates.

nice work if you can get it.

Tori Blare said...

To sayers, yes you gave them your pies and then they closed your factory down!
Was that the cost of your sponsourship?
Management support the culture club and they don't interfer despite protest with the closure of one of the longest established business' in Liverpool?
I have started the evaluation of who got what from this never ending jug of gravy, was it bisto or oxo though?
My first evaluation is Martin Joyce and Enterprise, your fans from the beggining will remember him well.
Pity you didn't have the cost of the gravy I could have done more.
If you have more pass it on and I will add it all up for you?

see no evil said...

Arent Enterprise the ones that gave that other City hero Charlie Parker a job on £300K. Cynics say that it was linked to all the profitable contracts that he gave them during his time at the Council - but thats their imagination running away with them now isn't it.

Tori Blare said...

from english partnerships web page

Charlie Parker is currently the Director of Investment and Performance for English Partnerships. He is on secondment from Enterprise plc. He has responsibility for Corporate Finance, Performance Management, Commercial Joint Ventures and Asset Transfer.

Prior to joining English Partnerships, Charlie was the Group Strategic Development Director at Enterprise plc. One of four Group Directors, he oversaw its £300m public sector operation and established a new £150m turnover consultancy business.

Previously he was the Executive Director for Regeneration at Liverpool City Council. His portfolio covered a wide range of services including regional policy, planning, estates, economic development, transport, social exclusion, city centre development (including retail and building infrastructure), environmental maintenance, street cleaning and housing. He led, on behalf of the City Council, the Paradise Street Retail Development Area, the Kings Waterfront Development, the City Centre Movement Strategy, Housing Market Renewal and the proposals for improving the Central Business District.

Previously he was the Executive Director of the Liverpool Partnership Group and had responsibility for preparing the New Commitment for Regeneration prospectus, Liverpool First, which set Liverpool’s ten-year Regeneration Strategy.

Craven Echo editor said...

I love freebies

Anonymous said...

Can we add jollies to Las Vegas to this now?

Pete said...

We got loads at City. I think it was little sweeteners for the bosses.

These tickets were mainly given to the news team to keep everything a bit hush hush.