Time well spent with Macmillan

The past few months have truly been the busiest of my life. Hugely enjoyable, if rather manic. But sometimes certain things come along for which you just have to find time. One such was a somewhat diverting request from Macmillan Cancer Support who came to see me back in March to ask for a bit […]

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We kept the faith and now we’re back

Whatever your politics, you can’t help but agree that it was greatly entertaining to see the outcome of the general election catch more than a few folk on the hop. Watching BBC luvvies, and various other journos, pundits and commentators struggle to explain their own part in the “groupthink” of the weeks running up to […]

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So, as I was saying…

Blogging is a funny thing.  It’s a bit like exercise, in that if you get out of the habit of doing it, it becomes increasingly difficult to get back into it.  So I can only apologise that it has been nearly six months since my last post (I will not confess how long it is […]

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Around the world and back to great news

Have you missed me? Well even if you haven’t, I sure have missed you. And I am truly sorry to have had such a prolonged absence from you lovely peeps in EG land. I have had some complaints (much to the wholly ungallant amusement of some of my colleagues in Whitehall, who fail to understand […]

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Say it loud – MIPIM UK is a roaring success

You have probably already heard, even if you haven’t directly experienced this yourself (and more than 5,000 people have) that MIPIM UK is a runaway success. Reed Midem have managed to import the buzz, the excitement, the glossiness, the fantastic sense of humour and the simply overwhelming enormity of MIPIM from the parent show.  And […]

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MIPIM UK is the only place to be next week

London is not the only thing “going gangbusters”.  It would seem that the inaugural MIPIM UK, a three-day domestic event that will bring together the whole of the UK property industry, along with international investors, under one roof at London’s Olympia is set to totally clean up next week. MIPIM UK may build on the […]

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It’s never been better to be in the regeneration game

When I look back on some of my blogs in 2009 and 2010 , sad woman that I am, I can’t help but gasp at how far we have come.  Having a blog is a pretty narcissistic exercise at the end of the day, but mine sure has provided me with an excellent tool to […]

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Devolution? Greg was there first

Once again, forgive my absence.  It’s all busy busy busy in Team Clark as Greg Clark’s “Devolution revolution” continues apace. Fresh from the result of the Scottish referendum (you may have seen Greg’s article in Estates Gazette last week) there has been serious competition at both the main party conferences as to who can position […]

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Feeling the buzz in Warwick

There were a lot of excitements last week in Team Clark, but I mustn’t forget to report on an excellent event “Warwickshire Means Business” in the (truly stunning) Shire Hall in Warwick on Thursday evening. Some 200 business leaders gathered to hear councillor Mrs Isobel Seccombe (“Izzi” to her numerous friends and supporters), leader of Warwickshire […]

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Introducing Our Man In China

There was great jubilation in Team Clark today, and it is likely the bunting will be out for several days.  At 10am Mr Osborne, the esteemed Chancellor of the British Exchequer, announced that our own Sir Michael Bear has been appointed UK Special Envoy for Sustainable Urbanisation to China. Ha!  Stylish or what? Her Majesty’s […]

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