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Richard Hill
Works at Innovecom
Attended Warwick Business School
Lives in Bath, Somerset, UK
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"Officials have now painted over the #graffiti", uh,d'uh!
Deputies will be searching for new leads into the Romeo behind the 8ft pink and blue invite as school begins again.
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In looking at the history of Combe Down one, inevitably, has to look at the history of Bath 1700 – 1764. Bath today is very well known, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its natural hot springs and 18th century Georgian architecture.…
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There's always hope! 🐤
The night parrot, believed extinct since the last confirmed sighting in 1912, is found to be alive in arid desert in Queensland.
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Well,here we are at Madrid after 9.5 hour flight that was pretty good apart from Iberia's thin and uncomfortable seats and the ** in front who insisted on reclining his seat into my lap. El Dorado airport in Bogota was fun too. First they kept our plane from Santa Marta waiting to deboard for 15 minutes then gave us a bus ride to pick up our bags, then another bus ride to the domestic terminal of the airport (???) then we had to walk through that to the international terminal. There we had a choice. Queue up for 1.5 hours to not pay for an exit tax we didn't have to pay anyway and then queue for the check in or go straight to check in get the boarding card, leave it with them, go to another Iberia desk and pay the tax we weren't due to pay and then go back and collect the boarding card. (And they WANT tourists!). Then we couldn't get into departure as Iberia had done 2 boarding cards for Margaret, so that had to be sorted too. Any, here we are at Madrid with only one flight left 😂
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Haven't we gotta wonder about government incompetence? Oh, no! Everything's always hunky dory! 
Loopholes in the issuing of European Health Insurance cards could allow foreigners to charge the NHS for care in their own countries, the Department of Health admits.
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Hate milk, but love #milk products. We should be ashamed (as should #supermarkets) to buy at the prices #farmers get!
As farmers meet to discuss falling prices, two cows are led through an Asda store in a protest over the cost of milk.
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I wonder whether most people who buy milk in the UK know that it comes from a cow and what a farmer does? Equally, I wonder how many farmers, today, are, actually, just 'milk engineers'? 
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Is there no #browser out there that works on #Nexus (7, 5.1)? #Chrome is the worst! It's either running like treacle or crashes the whole ***** system! You'd have thought that #Google could at least get that right! Wouldn't you?
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Great way to keep cool would not mind doing this myself!
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Pre op briefing for Margaret's hip replacement later this year. Just having a cuppa while she chats with a nurse. 
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Waiting for Bogota flight at Santa Marta. Great views, but ** noisy due to construction.
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Breakfast, before our journey home. Car to Santa Marta, plane Bogota, Madrid, Heathrow, then car to Bath. About 27 hours 😒
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Last holiday (i.e. not airport /airline) evening meal. Pretty good, actually, even though I'm still ambivalent about this place.
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Education
  • Warwick Business School
    M. Sc. Marketing Management, 1977 - 2012
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
    Diploma of Marketing, 1978 - 1979
  • Brighton Polytechnic
    Diploma of Management Studies, 1976 - 1977
  • Wine & Spirit Eductation Trust
    Diploma of Wine, 1974 - 1976
  • Hurstpierpoint College
    1965 - 1970
  • Brockhurst School
    1960 - 1965
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Other names
cassyput
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Big, bearded and bald
Introduction
Family man, married to Margaret, and a been there, done that and hands on ex-corporate. 

Now I'm retired I occupy myself with travelling having been recently to Burma, Sicily, Spain, India and soon South America.

I've also written a book of local history, Prior to Now, Over 250 Years on Combe Down which had it's own Combe Down website. I've edited my fathers life story and put it on it's own Robert E. Hill website. I've also continue with our family tree, which, believe it or not also has it's own website: Our Blood.
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Bragging rights
I was born in Iraq, my sister in Bahrain, my brother in Kuwait, my mother in China and my grandfather in Burma.
Work
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Retired
Employment
  • Innovecom
    Director, 1999 - present
  • ECRM
    Director, 1999 - 2014
  • Person to Person
    CEO, 2002 - 2004
  • RPM
    Partner & Director, 1997 - 2001
  • CGA
    CEO, 1996 - 1997
  • Oriel Group plc
    Director, 1994 - 1996
  • Royal Insurance
    General Manager, 1987 - 1994
  • Citibank
    VP, 1985 - 1987
  • Welbeck Finance
    Marketing Director, 1981 - 1985
  • American Express
    Marketing Executive, 1978 - 1981
  • Sherry House
    Sales Executive, 1974 - 1976
  • Pearl Vintners
    Cellar & Shop Manager, 1972 - 1974
  • Martlet Travel
    Resort Representative, 1970 - 1972
  • Innovantage
    Non Executive Chairman, 1999 - 2012
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Currently
Bath, Somerset, UK
Previously
Brighton - Coventry - Hurstpierpoint - Newbury - Flamborough - Hemel Hempstead - London - Glasgow - Horsham - Kirkuk - Doha - Beiruit - Hove - Bexhill
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Everyone loves Fawlty Towers - except the poor, abused guests. Since that memorable evening in the mid 1970s when the hotel opened its doors

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I'd hardly call this French bistro, but who cares?, the food was excellent. From a creamy, fully flavoured fish soup to the pulpo in olive oil and lemon to the sea bass with clams and peas everything was perfectly cooked and oozed the right flavours. The desserts of chocolate fondant and brioche were not quite so sure, but good nonetheless. The Tabali Chardonnay Reserve complemented the first two courses well. The room is pleasant and was full, so service was functional but friendly, though one minor annoyance was that our table seemed to have a storage area just behind, which did irritate. But all in all - GO! GO! GO!
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clean and comfortable hotel in a tower block. We had a room on the 5th floor. There are issues though. Traffic noise was easy to hear in the room when it was quiet, which was not always (see below). The WiFi is intermittent - that was on all 5 of our devices, so it's unlikely to be them. The breakfast was not good; the juice was fine & so was the pineapple but the rest of the fruit was tasteless. The scrambled eggs were watery the first morning & rubbery the second. The morcilla was dry & had no flavour. Finding staff on the second morning was, shall we say, difficult. Worst of all though was that the hotel itself arranges a terrace party every month and insists on tormenting all its guests with something some morons call music but is actually just a VERY, VERY, VERY loud bass beat that goes ON & ON in the same basic rhythm for HOURS and could easily be heard in our room between about 17.30 & 23.00+. DIRE! 😡
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bloody brilliant food
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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I can only describe it as corporate blackmail. I was suffering, badly from the altitude and could hardly breathe. At about 23.00 my wife went to reception to arrange some. They said they would be along soon with some. About 5 minutes later someone arrived and said that if I walked to reception it was free but they would charge $40 to bring it to the room. I could hardly breathe, I could hardly stand, let alone walk the c.150 metres to reception, so we were forced to agree to pay $40. As I said, corporate blackmail. Treating an unwell customer as a cash machine. When mentioning this to our guide and driver they were shocked saying "oxygen is always free up here, we're so high". And the previous evening, at the Stannum hotel in La Paz that had been the case - oxygen was brought to our room without charge. It's also the case that the other 5 or so Bolivians to whom we've mentioned this have been shocked by the attitude and appalled by the charge. To me both the attitude and the charge are wrong and bad business practice too. The attitude: you don't blackmail your customers under any circumstances, let alone when they are unwell! The charge: altitude sickness is a fact here. Any good hotel business will have a good idea of the percentage of guests affected and take it as a cost of business - after all the charge can hardly make them much and has a bad impact on their image and reputation. It's just bad business and a rip off. If it had not been for this the hotel would have got a good review, but now I shall tell everyone to avoid it and go elsewhere. Their attitude should not be tolerated. Bad, bad, bad.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Great breakfast.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Nice people and good food. Does take away too :)
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago