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Star date: 31st December 2010

THE SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS: DAY 8

THE TEXTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This Award is given for outstanding services to mobile phone texting. And this year's winner is someone who was in a high profile public job but sent two outrageous texts – one racist, one homophobic – before finally resigning in October to "achieve a better work life balance".

Ladies and Gentlemen. THE TEXTER OF THE YEAR AWARD goes to…

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STEVE BROOMHEAD, ex chief executive of North West Development Agency.

Steve Broomhead, the former chief exec of the North West Development Agency (NWDA) was outed in August this year for texting a gay joke about Elton John's `helmet' - while the NWDA was encouraging diversity policies and sponsoring walks against homophobia. 

In 2007 Steve Broomhead was given a formal written warning after admitting sending a text joke about `Pakis' to a driver in a private hire firm. The text was discovered on the driver's mobile phone by the hire firm's boss after the driver was recruited by the NWDA and left his old job. A further forensic examination of the phone recently revealed a second text containing a gay joke.

The Salford Star called for Steve Broomhead's resignation – and, after the scandal had died down and the ConDem Government confirmed that the NWDA would be scrapped in 2012, Broomhead duly resigned as of 22nd October this year.

This wasn't the first time that Steve Broomhead - 2009 NWDA salary package £196,942 plus a CETV pension pot of almost £1million - had been involved in controversy. A few years ago he had to explain two tax payer funded chauffeur driven trips to the Rugby Challenge Cup finals, and recently had to defend an attack from David Cameron over NWDA office space in the `surf paradise' of Orange County, USA.

Since resigning from the NWDA to "achieve a better work life balance", Broomhead has reinvented himself as `Professor Broomhead' at Liverpool Hope University, teaching `Entrepeneurial Education', whatever that might mean.

"I will be helping to position the University for the new higher education open market while maintaining its distinctive mission and values" he says on the Hope University website. Just as long as those `values' don't mention diversity, eh? 

Ladies and Gentlemen. THE TEXTER OF THE YEAR AWARD goes to STEVE `PROFESSOR' BROOMHEAD

Applause.

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anon wrote
at 17:23:44 on 22 January 2011
Liverpool Hope, the University that has just employed this man as a Professor, is to make over 100 staff redundant!
 
anon wrote
at 18:33:19 on 06 January 2011
You may be interested to know that the chair of Hope's Governing Council is Monseignor Devine who has had a role in NWDA as something to do with faith communities in the NW. Old boys network?
 
Bird on a wire. wrote
at 20:36:16 on 01 January 2011
Have just looked a bit deeper into this mans appointment by Liverpool Hope University. It does seem strange that he has got this position bearing in mind his total hypocrisy over his own previous equality policy. I wonder has it anything to do with a £3 million grant he authorised for the same university in 2009 or is this just another extraordinary coincidence like the NWDA giving Chester University £2 million and then Broomhead having their library named after him or giving Warrington Wolves a public grant and then becoming chairman. It seems to me that these people are dishing out our hard earned spoils amongst themselves and how must Hopes students feel to have their fees increased to pay his salary.' A new political era' or are we still spectators at the same old gravy train games.
 
Fidelma wrote
at 10:38:49 on 01 January 2011
Talk about the Nutty Professor !!! Looks like Liverpool Hope are happy to sully their name by employing him or maybe a friend is returning an old boys favour.
 
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