Around 60 Ambassadors met at Harlow Civic Centre on 5 December for the sixth Harlow Ambassador meeting. At the meeting we heard from: Dr John Keddie, Chair of the Harlow Place Board, who spoke about the exciting announcements made about Harlow over recent months, including the new hospital, the Town Centre Development Fund, and the Future High Streets fund. Jemma Mindham, Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Services, who spoke about the award-winning work the charity does not just within Harlow but across West Essex, with a focus on their Community Builder initiative. Sandra Wright and Dr William Lawton, General Manager and Academic Director of the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) [...]
Five-time gold medal-winning Paralympian and Harlow resident Noel Thatcher MBE inspired Harlow Ambassadors at our fifth Ambassador event on 5 September. More than 50 Ambassadors met to hear the Paralympian speaking about his amazing achievements as one of Great Britain’s most successful athletes and how living and growing up in Harlow was instrumental to this success. Noel talked of the invaluable support he received from people in Harlow in terms of training, sponsorship, and facilities which were so often given voluntarily, as well as the high level of inclusivity and accessibility in Harlow for people with disabilities wishing to get involved in sport. Noel represented Great Britain as a visually impaired [...]
The Harlow Ambassadors came together at the historic Harlow Study Centre on 23 May for the latest Ambassador Meeting. Ambassadors meet quarterly in some of the town’s most interesting venues to hear about Harlow’s exciting projects, people and potential. The focus was on business in Harlow, as the Ambassadors heard from: Leonie Tipton of the global company Arrow Electronics. Arrow has a UK base in Kao Park, Harlow and heritage with the town stretching back over 60 years. Whether it’s amazing or mundane, something you’ve never seen before or the things you can’t live without - if it takes a charge or sends a signal, chances are Arrow was part of [...]
Our Ambassadors met at Harlow Cricket Club on 27 February for the third Harlow Ambassador meeting. Ambassadors meet regularly in one of Harlow’s exciting venues to network and hear first-hand the latest news about the town, which they can share with their contacts. At the meeting Ambassadors heard from: Alan Howick, President of Harlow Cricket Club, who welcomed Ambassadors to the club and gave a brief overview of its history and facilities. Harlow Cricket Club is older than Marylebone Cricket Club and is the site of first mechanical cricket scoreboard. Andrew Lee, Business Director, Raytheon UK, who spoke about the company’s commercial activities in the UK and worldwide, its work within [...]
Our 80 Ambassadors joined us at the Harlow Museum and Walled Gardens on Thursday 29 November for the second Harlow Ambassador meeting. Ambassadors meet bi-monthly in some of the town’s most interesting venues to hear about Harlow’s exciting projects, people and potential. At this meeting, the focus was on ‘colour and culture’, as we heard from: Sharon Davies of Harlow Museum, who spoke about her aim of helping Harlow’s school children build their creative skills and the museum’s role in the community. Sarah Waterman of the Royal Opera House Bridge, which works to ‘connect children and young people with art and culture’ and is working in Harlow with its new initiative, [...]
We have been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2018 City, Nation, Place Awards. Harlow has beaten off competition from over 100 towns, cities, regions and nations across 16 countries to become a finalist for the Place Brand of the Year Award. The panel of international judges, experts in the field of Place Branding put Discover Harlow amongst nine finalists including; Barcelona, Eindhoven, Estonia, city of Salinas California, and Brand Scotland, recognising the value of the brand's strategy, implementation and results. The winner will be announced at the City Nation Place 2018 Conference in London on 8 November.
Over 80 people from local businesses and community groups attended the first Harlow Ambassador Group meeting at Harlow Rugby Club on Thursday, 27 September 2018. Ambassadors will meet bi-monthly to hear about what’s happening in the Harlow area from the people making it happen. The Chair of Harlow Place Board, John Keddie introduced the three brilliant speakers for this event: Alan Price, President of Harlow Rugby Club, who shared the fascinating story of Harlow Rugby Club, from the early days in the 1950s, floating goal posts down the River Stort to Parndon Mill, to their award-winning facility in Latton Park, which has become a real community hub. Kimberlee Perry, CEO of [...]