Any doubt that these ‘ex-managers’ from the BBC…
BBC to cull 8% of senior management by 2015
22 October, 2013 | By Jake Kanter
Tony Hall is to cut BBC senior management headcount by nearly 8% as part of efforts to save £100m a year to fund the corporation’s ambitious digital plans.
….will be re-employed by these companies and will be back advising the BBC?….
BBC prepares to spend £85m on consultants
28 November, 2013 | By Jake Kanter
The BBC is prepared to spend up to £85m on consultants over the next two to four years, amid growing pressure over its use of external support.
A comment from an ‘insider’:
Anonymous | 28-Nov-2013 10:09 am
Oh for a brave DG who doesn’t need to hide behind consultants. A consultant asks senior management what the problem is? How they would like to deal with it? Goes a way writes a report and gives them back exactly what they asked for with a bill for several million. They make their money preying on the weak and scared.
Television is supposed to be full of people from the top 5% of intellectual and academic achievers, take away the fear of saying no to a boss and they will be able to solve any problem the BBC has without wasting nearly another 100 million on outside consultants.
Any half decent listening researcher, AP or Producer who has not been beaten into submission by their bosses can easily do the job of a consultant.
Its not difficult give the money to the programme makers not the consultants who have proven time and time again they are definitely not value for money.