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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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Marie returns to Belfast
Marie returns to Belfast
After a successful visit last month, Marie Macklin CBE was excited to return to Belfast for an extended stay to progress discussions with education, community leaders, politicians, business people and investors about bringing the HALO urban regeneration concept to Belfast
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£5.3 million for Ayrshire
£5.3 million for Ayrshire
The Scottish Government is to invest £5.3 million to turn a former Kilmarnock bottling plant into a low carbon development, which will include hundreds of affordable homes. Around £3.5 million will be invested in the former Johnnie Walker bottling plant.
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Taking HALO to Belfast
Taking HALO to Belfast
This week Marie Macklin CBE visited Belfast to meet political, education and community leaders, business people and investors with the aim of taking the HALO urban regeneration concept into the heart of the city. The week was about listening and
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UK Government invests £3.5M in Ayrshire
UK Government invests £3.5M in Ayrshire
The UK Government is to invest £3.5 million in an ambitious regeneration programme in Kilmarnock, Scottish Secretary David Mundell announced today [Tuesday 8 August]. The HALO project in the former Diageo  bottling plant will strengthen Ayrshire’s economic prospects, create nearly
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Glasgow City Region (GCR) City Deal Launch
Glasgow City Region (GCR) City Deal Launch
This week Marie Macklin C.B.E. attended the meeting of the Glasgow Economic Leadership Board (ELB) chaired by leading entrepreneur, Lord Willie Haughey OBE, to provide independent leadership and direction for economic development activity in Glasgow. Marie also attended the launch
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Ayrshire Business Showcase at Westminster
Ayrshire Business Showcase at Westminster
Marie Macklin C.B.E who is leading an innovative initiative to regenerate the former Diageo bottling plant in Kilmarnock, is actively promoting and seeking support from  the UK Government for  the £340 Million Ayrshire Growth Deal. She has been working with the three Ayrshire Councils and the
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Launch of Invest In East Ayrshire
Launch of Invest In East Ayrshire
Yesterday, Marie Macklin C.B.E., Chair of Klin Group, attended the launch of Invest in East Ayrshire. The launch was a great success and was attended by local businessmen and women who are driving Ayrshire’s & Scotland’s economy. Marie also took
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Enterprising Women Under the Spotlight
Enterprising Women Under the Spotlight
Marie Macklin, was one of three judges for this year’s Business Women Scotland Awards which were presented on Thursday 27th October at a glittering ceremony at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow. The BWS Awards are designed to celebrate and reward the
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