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Ayrshire College partners with neighbouring HALO

The HALO, Kilmarnock, and its neighbour, Ayrshire College, are partnering to encourage leading-edge, practical learning in enterprise and innovation, cyber resilience and digital security to support the creation of a future workforce of digitally skilled young people from Ayrshire.

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Marie Macklin recognised as Business Woman of The Year

Marie Macklin C.B.E., owner and Executive Chair of Macklin Enterprise Partnerships, has been announced as the Business Women Scotland (BWS) and Women’s Enterprise Scotland’s (WES) Business Woman of the Year. 

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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 city.

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Scotland’s first deep geothermal district heating network given Scottish Government backing.

Ross Developments & Renewables Ltd (RDRL) announces that the Scottish Government has allocated £1.8m of grant funding to support the creation of Scotland’s first low carbon, renewable deep geothermal district heating network at The HALO Kilmarnock development in the West of Scotland.

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£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.

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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.

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Response to UK Government backing for The HALO

Marie Macklin C.B.E who leads The HALO initiative said:

“The financial backing of the UK Government is wonderful news for Ayrshire, and for Kilmarnock in particular. The people of Kilmarnock deserve this. We already have the backing and tremendous encouragement of East Ayrshire Council and Diageo PLC. This major funding from the UK Government is a significant step in enabling us to deliver this development for the town.

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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 a thousand new jobs and benefit local businesses and residents.

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The HALO Kilmarnock to have key role in creating unique area of digital skills

The HALO, Kilmarnock, is to take an ambitious front line role in creating a future workforce of digitally skilled young people ready to support the impressive regeneration of the town.

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The HALO signs MoU with UWS for Enterprise & Innovation Hub

The HALO Kilmarnock Limited (The HALO), and The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at creating a ground breaking Enterprise and Innovation Hub as part of the regeneration of the former Diageo bottling plant site in Kilmarnock.

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