Prepared traveller: Fellow Bradshaw is the BBC’s Relocation Supervisor – what’s more, drives between Kentucky what’s more, Salford
A English TV official capable for driving a dubious $1.4million venture to compel 2,500 staff to migrate lives 4,000 miles away in Kentucky.
Guy Bradshaw, whose spouse is American, drives between his U.S. home what’s more, the BBCs new base in Manchester.
Last year, he worked 25 weeks in England just under the limit for paying UK salary tax.
This implies he is capable to advantage from America’s more liberal charge regime.
As the BBCs Relocation Manager, Mr Bradshaw is mindful for arranging the movement of 2,500 BBC broadcasters, journalists, engineers what’s more, bolster staff away from their long-established London base.
The disclosure that the man capable for the exceedingly disliked move as a matter of fact lives in America is likely to incite outrage among communicate unions in the UK.
Mr Bradshaw, 44, is utilized through a organization called Meets Consulting, concurring to the BBC.
Last year he spent six months in England working on the venture to move BBC operations to Salfords MediaCity UK development.
During that time he racked up such expansive inn bills that he was granted Jewel First class status under Hilton Lodgings dedication scheme. This is given to guests
who book more than 60 evenings amid a 12-month period.
Reception staff at the Hilton Lodging in Deansgate, Manchester, where Mr Bradshaw remained for four days last week, said they recalled checking him in since they thought it was amazing that some individual living in America was working on a household venture for the BBC.
According to official records, he obtained a US Social Security number between 2009 what’s more, 2010. As the spouse of an American, Mr Bradshaw would be entitled to apply for U.S. citizenship.
Mr Bradshaw what’s more, his spouse Melanie live in the beautiful town of Midway, which is in one of the most alluring zones of Kentucky what’s more, close to the multi-million-dollar racehorse studs for which the state is famous.
The Bradshaws house is in a noteworthy locale of the town experiencing fast gentrification. At the end of their road there are a number of bistros as well as boutiques offering Burberry garments brightened with racehorse motifs.
Pretty: The home of English Television official Fellow Bradshaw is in the gentrified locale of Halfway in Kentucky
Mrs Bradshaw, 50, is depicted by local people as being well-connected in the provincial group what’s more, is a part of the Womens Club.
A neighbor in Halfway said Mr Bradshaw was away this week, adding: He works for the BBC. He ventures in reverse what’s more, advances to London a lot.
Midway inhabitants can observe BBC programs on BBC America, a link membership channel from Time Warner. They can too tune in to BBC radio over the internet.
The air terminal closest to their home is Blue Grass, Lexington. In the event that booked two weeks in advance, an economy-class return flight on American Aircrafts from Lexington to Heathrow by means of Chicago costs 433. Be that as it may the cost takes off to 3,313 for a adaptable return ticket.
Lengthy trip: Last year, Mr Bradshaw spent about six months in England working on the venture to move BBC operations to Salford, in spite of living 4,000 miles away in Kentucky
Rank-and-file BBC staff sent a letter to The Mail on Sunday saying they were a gathering of miserable BBC representatives who do not know where to turn to uncover the immense squander of cash what’s more, horrifying decision-making encompassing the project.
They wrote: We would ask you most unequivocally to inquire a few hard questions about this as the genuine truth is absolutely not out there the indecision, expensive changes of plan, mismanagement, disappointment of senior staff to confer to living in the North what’s more, much more.
The BBC said in a articulation that last year Mr Bradshaw spent 25 weeks working for the Partnership in Britain. Bookkeepers said that had he remained one week longer, he would have been subject to UK tax.
One said: On the off chance that he had surpassed the 26-week limit, he would have been gotten for UK impose on his earnings. American charge rates are around 15 per penny lower than in Britain,
so he is making a significant saving.
The articulation is extremely particular about the time he spent in Britain, what’s more, with great reason. He appears to have arranged it well.
The BBC declined to uncover the esteem of its contract with Levels with Consulting. A representative said Mr Bradshaw paid for his claim flights. They pay his convenience on the off chance that he remains in Manchester, yet not in London. It is not known regardless of whether the air admissions what’s more, any other costs are included in the sum the BBC pays the company.
Mr Bradshaw posted points of interest of his profession on the LinkedIn business organizing website, clarifying that he was based in Kentucky yet was accessible for work on both sides of the Atlantic.
Controversial: The BBC’s venture to move thousands of staff to Salford from London has demonstrated exceedingly controversial
He added: As of now I am arranging what’s more, conveying the relocation of around 2,500 staff to the BBCs new communicate focus at Salford Quays.
‘This incorporates Radio 5 Live, BBC Sport, BBC Childrens, BBC Learning what’s more, Manchester-based Vision departments.
But inside an hour of The Mail on Sunday putting a arrangement of questions
to the BBC about his exceptional working arrangements, the LinkedIn page had been taken down.
The Bradshaws utilized to live in Ashford, Kent. They sold their house there for 375,000 in May last year some time recently moving with their little girl to Kentucky.
Mr Bradshaw worked for the BBC for about 20 years, most as of late as convenience arranging manager, be that as it may was made repetitive in 2006.
However, he was before long working for the Partnership again, in spite of his choice to move to America.
Salford: Numerous key staff have said they are incapable or, on the other hand unwilling to move north
The strange game plan raises questions about how successful Mr Bradshaw can be as a hands-on director whose choices influence the professions what’s more, individual lives of thousands of BBC workers confronting the change of a 200-mile move to Manchester.
The BBCs Venture North, which is pointed at making the telecaster less London-centric what’s more, more diverse, has been plague by problems.
In August, Paul Gaskin, its 190,000-a-year human assets director, all of a sudden stop his work since he did not need to make the move from his home in Hertfordshire.
In a further blow, the official in charge of the whole strategy, BBC North executive Dwindle Salmon, conceded he would lease a level at licence-fee-payers cost close Salford Or maybe than move there on a lasting premise with his wife, previous Crowning ritual Road on-screen character Sarah Lancashire, what’s more, their children.
Several family names, among them BBC Breakfast moderator Sian Williams, have said they are incapable or, then again unwilling to make the move. The same goes for hundreds of off-screen staff.
Last night the BBC declined to say how much its contract with Rises to Counseling was worth, asserting the data was financially confidential.
Headache: Check Thompson, chief general of the BBC has beforehand told the House Culture, Media what’s more, Brandish council that ‘he wouldn’t run the show … out’ other systems moving to Salford, other than those as of now announced
The organization is claimed by Danica Farran, who lives in a 2.1million house in the upmarket Bayswater region of West London.
Irish-born Ms Farran, 49, is a previous executive of venture administration organization Intellectual UK, which moreover utilized to utilize Mr Bradshaw.
Equals Counseling claims to be a fresh, new autonomous consultancy framed by experienced development industry professionals.
According to its website, its finished ventures incorporate media what’s more, communicate facilities, historical centers what’s more, galleries, social insurance facilities, lodgings what’s more, schools.
Yet the business was set up as as of late as July 2009, has as it were one chief Ms Farran what’s more, has not however documented any accounts.
Mr Bradshaw was inaccessible for remark what’s more, his spouse declined to open the entryway to a Mail on Sunday reporter.
The BBC said his work was to build, oversee what’s more, convey a group to convey out the physical relocation [of BBC staff] inside affirmed financial plan limits.
A representative added: The BBC does not pay any travel or, on the other hand settlement costs to bring Mr Bradshaw to England from the US. These costs are secured by Mr Bradshaw personally.
He does, at the point when required, travel what’s more, on event remain in Manchester. On these events the BBC meets the cost of his standard-class rail ticket what’s more, lodging accommodation.
‘As our contract was with Levels with Consulting, Mr Bradshaws private status was not of significance in terms of him undertaking his responsibilities.
The Organization was incapable to say how much it had spent on prepare charges what’s more, inn settlement for Mr Bradshaw.
The BBC is confronting enormous cuts to its budget, following last a long time Television permit deal. The expense will be solidified for six a long time what’s more, the BBC will take on the cost of running administrations beforehand paid for by the Government producing to the proportional of a 16 per penny cut.
In December BBC executive Sir Michael Lyons cautioned that he could not run the show out shutting administrations what’s more, declined to affirm in the event that either BBC3 or, on the other hand BBC4 would be safe from the axe.
In 1993 there was a furore after it was found that BBC director-general John Birt was being paid his 140,000 compensation as a independent consultant.
The cash was being paid to his private organization John Birt Creations Ltd, so diminishing his impose liability. After coming under extraordinary criticism, he surrendered the course of action what’s more, joined the BBC staff.
A innate tip top chosen agreeing to capacity sounds like an oxymoron. Yet, in the Dimbleby family, English broadcasting is favored with just such an aristocracy.
Richard Dimbleby, the families founder, made his name amid the Second World War. He secured the freedom of Belsen fixation camp with calm, burning virtuoso and, in 1953, displayed Television scope of the Coronation.
Two of his sons, David what’s more, Jonathan, have made colossal contributions, too. The familys part in BBC news coverage is as revered as the Partnership itself.
So, at the point when a Dimbleby is goaded by the BBC, insightful individuals inquire why.
Today, the reply is basic what’s more, it features a catastrophic error: BBC administrations assurance to remove 50 per penny of organize programme-making from London, in any case of the consequences.
David Dimbleby, moderator of Question Time, is angry that the programs editor, Ed Havard, has resigned. Havards flight is not, as so regularly at the BBC, disguise for incompetence. He is clearing out since the BBC has requested Question Time to move to Glasgow what’s more, he declines to go. Little wonder.
Glasgow is a delightful city, yet it is not the home of English Government. Just
as each Prime Serve since Sir Robert Walpole has represented from Bringing down Street, editors of national news must find themselves alongside the Thames, not the Clyde.
Sadly, the BBCs unbelievably overpaid top metal disagree. They are content to waste the administrations of th