Steven Purcell, the ex-leader of Clasgow City Council, is ambitious. He resigned under a cloud less than a year ago but, as I wrote the other week, he has landed himself a job with a charity - an unpaid position.
All of us need to earn to fund our lifestyles and Mr Purcell is no different. So, he's now set himself up as a consultant. What type of consultant is not known but his new Business, Twenty Ten Consultancy, is named after the most dramatic year of his life.
So far Mr Purcell is the sole director in the limited company he set up last month. A website has also been registered, although it has yet to be activated. Both the company and website are based at a Glasgow office building, although Purcell is registered as a director at his home in Yoker.
According to the Sunday Herald, Purcell's new-found energy will also fuel the paranoia within Glasgow labour that he has his eye on a political revival. Many city councillors believe Purcell played a key behind-the-scenes role in the contest to choose his successor as council leader. Many also suspect he is trying to paint himself as a reformed sinner in order to enter parliament one day, either as MP for Glasgow North West or MSP for Glasgow Anniesland. Purcell, who remains a Labour party member, is already rumoured to be building support in his north west Glasgow powerbase, where there has been a flurry of new members.
"He's fiercely ambitious," said one senior Glasgow labour source. "He's the kind who just won't stay dead."
Purcell did not expand on what he hoped to achieve with his consultancy. I've a few ideas but perhaps it's best I keep them to myself.