A guest post from Gail Renard, Chair of the Guild's TV Committee:
Robert Taylor has been the Guild’s esteemed Treasurer for the past seven years and frankly, he’d do less time for murder. He’s agreed to do one more year out of duty to the Guild and because no new candidates have stepped forward. But after 2009, Robert deserves to move on, so I propose the Guild’s own version of The Apprentice, but without the photogenic sackings at the end.
I’m asking for people to step forward to shadow Robert this coming year. Try it; you might like it. You don't need to be an accountant, book-keeper or entrepreneur. You need to be able to plan budgets and make sure that they are kept to, with the help of our experienced staff, officers and EC. You also need to be able to read the accounts and make decisions; and attend various meetings with your colleagues.
We’re not asking for any commitment over and above shadowing Robert for a year and you don't need any previous experience. This will also look impressive on the CV of anyone who may have aspirations to run a business or become involved in production. If you want to give it a go, please e-mail email@example.com
I’ve always had a very simplistic approach to finance:
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
Hmm. I wonder what Dickens is doing?