Sandra Wright is the General Manager of the Harlow Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. You might be thinking, what has Harlow got to do with Newfoundland? Well, in 1967 Lord Stephen Taylor of Harlow, former member of Harlow Development Corporation, became President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Upon accepting his position at the University, he said: “I think it would be rather fitting if the oldest town in the New World were linked to the newest town in the Old World." And so, the Harlow Campus of Memorial University was established in 1969, in Old Harlow. Fifty years later, the link between the two towns is as [...]
Robert is the Heart 4 Harlow Town Chaplain, Chair of the Harlow Chamber of Commerce and the organiser of Harlow Showcase. Discover Harlow raise awareness of Harlow as an attractive place to do business. I am proud to be a Harlow Ambassador and enjoy working closely with them. My role in the community means I get to see first-hand developments across the town. We have cutting edge science and technology at Arrow, Public Health England and Kao Park to name just a few. These businesses should be able to pick from an exciting pool of talent with Harlow College and local apprenticeships schemes preparing the next generation of Harlow businessmen and [...]
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.