Meet HALO’s #RockAngels

A galaxy of Government bodies and major businesses buy into our HALO vision – big style.
They bring international, national and local resources, knowledge and time, joining us in making HALO a focus of transformational economic change in Ayrshire.

The Scottish Government is contributing an initial £3.5 million for essential infrastructure in the 28 acre HALO Park.

The UK Government has committed a first phase £3.5 million to build our Enterprise and Innovation Centre.

East Ayrshire Council has invested £2 million in vital site preparation works and works tirelessly to ensure that the HALO will be completed on schedule.

Diageo PLC has donated the land for £1 and contributed £2 million to support planning and design of the HALO development.

Scottish Power is The HALO Platinum Partner/Sponsor. Launching a £5 Million, five-year programme, building upon their “Utility of the Future” vision, the energy company will be a leader in the HALO Innovation and Enterprise Centre and the Digital and Cyber Zone. HALO and Scottish Power will be working together to create a cyber and digital training and learning facility, at the forefront of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

Enhance HALO’s employability initiatives for individuals in Ayrshire- irrespective of age- through Barclays LifeSkills, access to education and application of digital technology.

Help start-up and scale-up entrepreneurial businesses to capitalise on growth opportunities.

Facilitate connectivity and collaboration with other businesses locally and across the UK.

Supplying all types of services to growing Entrepreneurial businesses at HALO.  The law firm will provide drop-in legal sessions and advisory presentations for companies based at the HALO and will offer companies based at the HALO discounted rates for its full range of legal services, including intellectual property rights protection; commercial contracts; employment; pensions; and HR advisory work; dispute resolution; health & safety law; risk management; and corporate governance and structures.

CGI is a Canadian global information technology consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, and solutions company.

As a HALO Platinum Partner CGI will at the HALO Enterprise & Innovation Centre apply CGI’s technical ,business and expertise to advise and support innovative start -ups, and scale up entrepreneurial businesses particularly in cyber and digital technologies.

They will also support HALO’s educational partners with specialist training and student learning and practical skills Development to include Digital Health Social Care and Children’s Innovation and Nursery Hub of the future.

HALO will also see CGI develop cyber and digital capabilities for the space sector lead by Steve Smart Senior VP to benefit all parties including our partners Glasgow Prestwick Spaceport.


Based at The HALO’s Enterprise and Innovation Hub in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Community Pharmacy Scotland will use state of the art digital innovations to assess what skills will be needed to excel in an ever-changing health sector.

Glasgow Caledonian University will Partner with HALO Global, through access to higher education and particularly work-based education in the context of regeneration of brownfield sites within the HALO portfolio in the UK with international extension. This will be delivered through flexible, supportive and creative programmes of higher education targeting perceived skills gaps and capabilities in HALO Communities.

Ayrshire College is our closest neighbour and partner, integrating with HALO to progress a deep range of practical learning experiences and qualifications for its students, from construction and digital skills to social care and design.

The University of the West of Scotland is contributing its expertise in innovation, digital and cyber learning to help shape the nature of our enterprise and Innovation Centre.

Construction Scotland is the name adopted by the construction sector Industry Leadership Group (or ILG), one of several established by the Scottish Government to reflect key growth sectors.

Construction Scotland is a voluntary body, with the ILG members drawn by invitation from the cohort of senior industry leaders.

Scottish Enterprise

Commsworld, the Scottish digital connectivity specialist, will ensure the HALO development is amongst the most connected in the country.

The partnership will see Commsworld provide communication solutions for the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre (HEIC), and the HALO’s low carbon
emission smart homes, while providing health and education benefits to those living and working at the HA

The company will also assist the HALO’s Kickstart scheme by supporting a digital and cyber skills training programme and providing work placements
for the HALO’s 200-strong “digital army” of young people. The training will result in a HALO accredited qualification to support future employment opportunities.

Scottish Enterprise

SE is Scotland’s leading economic agency supporting the HALO vision through access to funding,global capital markets, and appointing a specific SE team who work with team HALO to support the start-up,scale-up enterprises locating at HALO.

To find out more or to get involved, contact the team at HALO #RockMe