#RockMe News

12 Days of Christmas at HALO #RockMe

As we celebrate our first Christmas on the HALO #RockMe Trading Floor, we’re excited to launch our ‘12 Days of Christmas’ festive campaign that kicks-off today, (Thursday 1st December) and will run until, yip – you got it, the 12th of December. This time of year, provides the opportunity to get set up for the …

HALO Kilmarnock continues its global energy mission with ground-breaking partnership with EnergyCom

HALO Kilmarnock continues its global energy mission with ground-breaking partnership with EnergyCom   The HALO Kilmarnock today (24.11.22) announces an exciting and innovative global partnership with Israel’s energy community, EnergyCom. The partnership aims to create a framework that will provide access to the skills and capabilities of the partner organisations to support innovation, skills support …

The Scotland 5G Centre officially launches its 5G Innovation Hub in Ayrshire

The Scotland 5G Centre officially launches its 5G Innovation Hub in Ayrshire The Scotland 5G Centre celebrated the launch of its S5GConnect Innovation Hub at HALO Kilmarnock, in the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre following the installation of a dedicated 5G Mobile Private Network, deployed by Vodafone in eight weeks. The Scotland 5G Centre, in …

HALO Kilmarnock receives ‘Highly Commended’ status in the ‘Best UK Corporate Workplace’ category at BCO Awards in London

The HALO Kilmarnock celebrated another impressive achievement at the British Council for Office (BCO) Awards in London, receiving ‘Highly Commended’ status in the ‘Best UK Corporate Workplace’ category at the ceremony last night (Tuesday 4th October 2022). Following on from the HALO’s impressive award win as Scotland’s best Corporate Workplace at the annual BCO Regional Awards …

Our Founder and Executive Chair Dr Marie Macklin CBE is proud to announce the winner of our Onthank Primary School drawing competition is Amelia Fulton.

Our Founder and Executive Chair Dr Marie Macklin CBE is proud to announce the winner of our Onthank Primary School drawing competition is Amelia Fulton. During their visit in June we tasked Onthank’s Primary 4 classes with drawing the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre. Our Winner, hand picked by Marie herself, joined us on the …

Dr. Marie Macklin CBE nominated as part of this year’s Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards

Some exciting news from the HALO team as our Founder and Executive Chair, Dr. Marie Macklin CBE, has been nominated in the ‘Inspirational Leader Of The Year’ category at this year’s Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards. As part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, these prestigious awards will be presented at a glittering evening event to celebrate the …

Net Zero challenge issued to governments as HALO Kilmarnock and Net Zero Nation launch carbon reduction initiative for SME sector

Kilmarnock: 22 September 2022 Ayrshire’s small and medium enterprise (SME) businesses have a new route to increase the sustainability of their businesses following a landmark deal between HALO and Net Zero Nation. Meanwhile, Marie Macklin C.B.E., Founder and Executive Chair of the HALO Urban Renewal Company, has called on governments to provide more financial support …

In Memoriam of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

HALO aiming to be the beating heart of entrepreneurship with visit of Scotland’s Chief Entrepreneur

Mark Logan, the Scottish Government’s recently appointed Chief Entrepreneur, today (07.09.22) visited the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre in Kilmarnock to meet some of Ayrshire’s top businesses and tour the world class co-working and technologically driven spaces across the HALO campus. Mr Logan, the former Chief Operating Officer at one of Scotland’s first unicorn companies, …

HALO Kilmarnock welcomes Louise MacDonald OBE as part of Ayrshire Growth Deal event

The HALO Kilmarnock welcomed the Scottish Government’s Director General (Economy), Louise Macdonald OBE, and other guests on Tuesday (10th August 2022) as part of a day of discussions and presentations focused on community driven urban regeneration and the importance and impact of the Ayrshire Growth Deal. The Ayrshire Growth Deal offers a true vision for …

Kate forbes comments on PRA Group’s move to HALO Urban Regeneration Company in promotional video.

Great to have PRA Group (Nasdaq: PRAA) here in the HALO Urban Regeneration Company Enterprise and Innovation Centre as our anchor tenant! For more on their move to the HALO Urban Regeneration Company Enterprise and Innovation Centre check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=zQJJMjNmp-w #welcome #workspace

Hello from HALO to PRA!

On behalf of Dr Marie Macklin CBE and team HALO, we wish PRA Group (Nasdaq: PRAA) Great success at their new Scottish HQ “The HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre Kilmarnock.” We are very proud you chose our multi award winning sustainable HALO regeneration project as your new home. For more on PRA Group’s official open …

HALO #RockMe Café set for take off

HALO #RockMe Café set for take off   The HALO Kilmarnock’s #RockMe Café is set to open this week and will be operated by, The Coffee Press, a local favourite, who will offer all tenants and visitors a sustainable menu supported by locally sourced ingredients. The HALO #RockMe Café powered by The Coffee Press will …

HALO tartan: to space and back

A piece of HALO tartan which travelled all the way the International Space Station has been returned to Kilmarnock by Professor David Alexander OBE, Director of the Rice Space Institute in Houston, Texas. David was instrumental in having the HALO tartan taken into space by Astronaut Kate Rubins, a NASA flight engineer, as part of …

HALO Kilmarnock and Israel share net zero vision

The HALO Urban Regeneration Company continues to forge strong relationships with Israel following an international hybrid event held today (1st June) in Kilmarnock. Marking the start of the HALO’s summer programme the hybrid event, ‘Energy Transition to Net Zero – UK & Israel Perspectives’ saw representatives of Israel visit the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre to …

HALO lights up to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

To mark  the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Lord Malcolm Offord, the UK Government’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland, has switched on the HALO Kilmarnock’s light in purple – a nod to the official colours of this week’s celebrations. This year, Her Majesty the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee …

Join us as we present, ‘Energy Transition to Net Zero’ | UK & Israel Perspectives.

  Join us as we present, ‘Energy Transition to Net Zero’ | UK & Israel Perspectives. We are delighted to commence our Summer, HALO events programme with our HYBRID, ‘Energy Transition to Net Zero | UK & Israel Perspectives’ event taking place this June. Following a successful visit of the Israel Energy Authority to HALO’s …

UK Government Minister visits award winning HALO

UK Government Minister visits award winning HALO Lord Malcolm Offord, the UK Government’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland, today visited the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre to see first hand how the world class facility is setting the standard for low carbon energy sites across the UK. During his tour of the state-of-the-art …

British Council for Offices honours the HALO

British Council for Offices honours the HALO The HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre has been recognised as Scotland’s best Corporate Workplace at the annual British Council for Offices’ (BCO) Regional Awards. The Scottish Awards Lunch returned in-person to the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, recognising the highest quality developments in Scotland and setting the standard …

HALO Urban Appoint Barry Halfpenny as Operations Director.

HALO Urban Regeneration Company are delighted to announce the appointment of Barry Halfpenny as Operations Director. Barry joins the organisation at such an exciting time and will lead the HALO #RockMe growth strategy across Scotland, UK, and international markets. Barry brings a wealth of experience to the brand, collated from his senior management positions held …

Motion to Scottish Parliament: Congratulations to HALO Kilmarnock Enterprise and Innovation Centre

  A motion has been submitted to the Scottish Parliament by Willie Coffey,  MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, asking the Parliament to congratulate the HALO Kilmarnock Enterprise and Innovation Centre on winning the Regeneration Project of the Year award at the Scottish Property Awards. Motion ref. S6M-03930 Congratulations to HALO Kilmarnock Enterprise and Innovation …

Motion to Scottish Parliament: HALO Kilmarnock Wins Scottish Property Award

A motion has been submitted to the Scottish Parliament by Brian Whittle MSP for South Scotland,  asking the Parliament to congratulate the HALO Kilmarnock Enterprise and Innovation Centre on winning the Regeneration Project of the Year award at the Scottish Property Awards. Motion ref. S6M-03928 HALO Kilmarnock Wins Scottish Property Award Submitted by: Brian Whittle, …

Motion to Scottish Parliament: Kilmarnock Site Selected for 5G Innovation Hub

A motion has been submitted to the Scottish Parliament by Brian Whittle MSP for South Scotland asking that the Parliament welcomes the announcement that the Scotland 5G Centre is to open a new 5G innovation hub within the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre in Kilmarnock. Motion ref. S6M-03929 Kilmarnock Site Selected for 5G Innovation Hub …

The HALO ROCKS the Scottish Property Awards by winning top award

The HALO Kilmarnock was extremely proud to take home the award for Best Regeneration Project at last night’s Scottish Property Awards in Glasgow. The Scottish Property Awards, a national celebration of the real estate industry in Scotland, and its judges have recognised the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre for transforming a deprived urban site through …

Transformational 5G hubs announced in Aberdeen and Kilmarnock

    The Scotland 5G Centre confirmed two further S5GConnect Hubs in Aberdeen and Kilmarnock The new hubs are part of a £4m government funding package to accelerate the adoption of 5G in Scotland The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) continues expanding its S5GConnect Programme by announcing today that two 5G innovation hubs will be located …

Surprise Guest at Inaugural HALO #RockMe Event hosted by Barclays Eagle Labs

International Women’s Day was celebrated in style yesterday at The HALO Kilmarnock as HALO partner, Barclays Eagle Labs, hosted the inaugural event on The HALO’s #RockMe trading floor. And there was excitement all round as Eagle Labs’ guest speakers – Fiona McKenzie, co-founder of Centre Stage; Barclays AVP Wealth Manager, Janie Cunningham; and Jennifer Higgins, …

We Are Open. HALO #RockMe.

The HALO #RockMe Trading Floor, sponsored by Barclays Eagle Labs is ‘Now Open’ and is ready to welcome businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals looking for a dynamic and creative workspace to develop and grow. Our HALO #RockMe packages have been designed to support everyone’s needs including DAY, HYBRID and GROW options that allow you to select …

Introducing ‘HALO #RockMe Conversations.’

We are so excited to launch ‘HALO #RockMe Conversations’ that will share the stories of businesses and entrepreneurs as they say ‘Hello to HALO’ as they join the HALO #RockMe Trading Floor within the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre, Kilmarnock. In our inaugural HALO #RockMe Conversation, Dr Marie Mackiln, CBE chats with John Dougan and …

Global leader in financial services finds sustainable home at The HALO Kilmarnock

Barclays announces third Eagle Lab in Scotland to drive entrepreneurship across Ayrshire PRA Group’s UK operations commit to 15 years in Kilmarnock community The HALO Urban Regeneration Company has announced PRA Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRAA), a global leader in the nonperforming loan industry, as the anchor tenant of Kilmarnock’s HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre (HEIC), bringing career opportunities …

Say ‘HELLO’ to our new ‘HALO Kilmarnock’ Website – It’s now LIVE and #Rockin’.

Say ‘HELLO’ to our new ‘HALO Kilmarnock’ Website - It’s now LIVE and #Rockin’. We are delighted to launch our new, ‘HALO Kilmarnock’, website today that shares all you need to know about our incredible, ‘HALO #RockMe Trading Floor,’ sponsored by Barclays Eagle Labs and supported by our global partners including Scottish Power, Anderson Strathern, …

Barclays announces third Eagle Lab in Scotland to drive entrepreneurship across Ayrshire

Barclays is opening a third Eagle Lab in Scotland to support start-up and scale-up businesses across Ayrshire. The lab will be based in the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre in Kilmarnock, a state-of-the-art environment for entrepreneurs who are building and growing specialised digital and cyber businesses. The Kilmarnock lab will open for business in January 2022.