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The HALO backs Scotland’s CyberFirst Girls
The HALO backs Scotland’s CyberFirst Girls
The HALO Urban Regeneration Company today (Fri 13th March) announces it is sponsoring Scotland’s CyberFirst Girls from Greenwood Academy in Irvine. The cyber savvy Greenwood girls won the Scotland regional section of the National Cyber Security Centre’s annual competition to
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International Women's Day 2020
Sunday 8th March 2020 is International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred
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Marie Macklin celebrates the HALO and Kilmarnock
Marie Macklin celebrates the HALO and Kilmarnock
Marie Macklin CBE visited local community group Celebrate Kilmarnock to share the HALO journey and reveal her inspiration behind the innovative regeneration project set to revitalise the town. Speaking as part of Celebrate Kilmarnock’s ‘K-Talks: Conversations to Inspire our Communities’,
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Hola HALO! Iberdrola Digital Summit 2019
Hola HALO! Iberdrola Digital Summit 2019
The HALO received a warm Spanish welcome today as it took Scotland’s first-ever town centre low carbon energy project into the heart of Europe for global giant Iberdrola’s Digital Summit. This year’s event in Madrid highlights Iberdrola’s commitment to digitalisation
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#SPTalentHackathon
#SPTalentHackathon
The HALO was the theme of Scottish Power’s Future Energy Systems Talent Hackathon which took place in Glasgow on Saturday. Students from some of the HALO’s education partners, including Glasgow Caledonian University and Ayrshire College, will visit Scottish Power’s HQ
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HALO shortlisted for prestigious award
HALO shortlisted for prestigious award
The HALO Urban Regeneration Company is proud to be shortlisted for the fourth Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards 2019. The HALO is nominated in the Building Diverse Inclusive Communities category, sponsored by City Building. These awards have been celebrated for
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HALO TARTAN IS BORN
HALO TARTAN IS BORN
The HALO’s very own tartan has been through a weaving mill for the very first time. Using the best quality 100% pure new wool yarn sourced through dedicated yarn merchants, tartan specialists Ingles Buchan mill in Selkirk has exclusively weaved their fabrics into the HALO tartan.
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International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a
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Young Scot Conference
Young Scot Conference
The Young Scot conference is being held at Ayrshire College in Kilmarnock today (7th February). Marie Macklin CBE, Founder and Executive Chair of the HALO Urban Regeneration Company, sent this video message to the young people from across Scotland who
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A STEP CLOSER TO HALO TARTAN
A STEP CLOSER TO HALO TARTAN
A STEP CLOSER TO HALO TARTAN An Ayrshire College student’s specially commissioned HALO tartan is a step closer to production since going through the final design process. Last year, Graeme Bone won a competition in conjunction with The HALO to
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All aboard the Santa Bus
All aboard the Santa Bus
Marie Macklin CBE joined the Centrestage team and hopped on their Santa Bus to see first-hand how they are spreading some Christmas cheer to the young people of Ayrshire. Donning her Santa hat Marie joined Centrestage’s Sheena Boyd and the
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Not So Pretty Vacant
Not So Pretty Vacant
Taskforce starts task of reducing vacant and derelict land Marie Macklin CBE attended the Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce which started the process of finding 100 sites with the best potential for development at its meeting today (Monday 26 November).
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The HALO to secure construction partner
The HALO to secure construction partner
The HALO to secure construction partner The HALO Urban Regeneration Company, an imaginative, innovative and inspirational regeneration initiative, is looking to secure a construction partner for Phase One of the development in Kilmarnock. Phase One of the project on the
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A football first for Marie Macklin
A football first for Marie Macklin
A football first for Marie Macklin Marie Macklin CBE launched Partick Thistle FC’s first ever Business Club at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill, last night. The inaugural event held in the stadium’s David McParland Suite saw Marie give the
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Top 100 Cool List – The Herald on Sunday
Top 100 Cool List – The Herald on Sunday
Marie Macklin CBE is Founder and Executive Chair of The HALO Urban Regeneration Company. Marie is a prominent figure in the Scottish business community and throughout the UK who pushes the boundaries in both the public and private sectors to achieve incredible results.In July, Marie accepted an Honorary Degree at Glasgow Caledonian University’s Graduation and Awards ceremony, making her a Doctor of Business Administration.
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Marie Macklin visits Scottish Power
Marie Macklin visits Scottish Power
Marie Macklin CBE today visited Scottish Power’s HQ in Glasgow to explore ways the HALO Scotland can support Scottish Power’s digital and cyber skills.   ScottishPower and The HALO Scotland announced a ground-breaking partnership in April that saw the energy
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‘Let the people sing again’
'Let the people sing again'
Marie was invited to speak at the ScottishPower Summer Reception by Keith Anderson, CEO ScottishPower. Marie addressed key ScottishPower stakeholders on community urban regeneration. The full speech is below: Ladies & Gentlemen. Thank you for your kindness and warm welcome.
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With a Liddell help from my friend
With a Liddell help from my friend
This week has been a watershed for The HALO with the retirement from the board of our Chairman, Colin Liddell O.B.E. Saying farewell to our Chairman is significant enough in its own right, but Colin has been much, much more
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Board Appointments at The HALO
Board Appointments at The HALO
The HALO Group, the urban regeneration company behind the innovative, multipurpose development planned for the site of the former Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock, has made two major appointments. Bill Stafford has joined the board of The HALO Urban Regeneration
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And the HALO tartan winners are…
And the HALO tartan winners are…
And the HALO tartan winners are… Marie Macklin CBE has announced three winners of the HALO Scotland Kilmarnock’s Urban Tartan Design Brief in conjunction with Ayrshire College. After whittling down the entries to a shortlist of nine, Marie picked three
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Marie in London to discuss Belfast
Marie in London to discuss Belfast
Marie in London to discuss Belfast Marie Macklin CBE was in London this week to meet the Right Honourable Nigel Dodds MP, Deputy Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and Member of Parliament for North Belfast. Marie travelled to Westminster
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Support for Kilmarnock-based cancer charity
Support for Kilmarnock-based cancer charity
Marie Macklin took time out recently to get behind Ayrshire Cancer Support’s Spring campaign which encourages volunteers to hold “Cocktails, mocktails and tiaras” events to raise cash for this local charity, based in Kilmarnock. Speaking at the campaign launch, Marie said:
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HALO Belfast visit January 2018
HALO Belfast visit January 2018
Yet another exciting week for the HALO team!   East Ayrshire Council granted planning permission in principle to The HALO Kilmarnock and Marie Macklin CBE returned to Belfast to continue to explore further opportunities for a second HALO urban regeneration development
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