On Thursday 22nd Feb 2024, HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre welcomed, Mrs Laurie Farris, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy, London. Forming part of a three-day visit to Scotland, the Minister was joined by Jack Hillmeyer, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh and Allan Hogarth, Executive Director of the Scottish North America Business Council.

Welcomed by HALO Executive Chair, Dr Marie Macklin CBE, the visit consisted of a tour of the site and the opportunity to meet with some of the HALO #RockMe Trading Floor partners including main sponsor, Barclays Eagle Labs, Scottish Enterprise, and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Members of the Trading Floor, Cadence BPO, Pertemps Recruitment, Aspiration Accountancy and Potter Clarkston were all able to speak with the Minister to share more on their product and services, in addition to how HALO has formed part of their journey.

The visit concluded with HALO anchor tenant, PRA. Tim Kirk, Country Operations Director and Ashley Stump, HR Director Europe at PRA shared the story of the American Co. establishing itself in the town, and how the operation works with over 250 jobs based at HALO, Kilmarnock, their European HQ.

A selection of pictures captured from the visit. 

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